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Town Council Denies Permit For Wing Fling Event At Lake

Carolina Beach Council Approves Permitting Breweries In Town

The Carolina Beach Town Council unanimously voted to deny an application to hold the 18th Annual Wing Fling event at the Carolina Beach Lake in April. (Pictured above: The event in 2011 held at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.)

The Carolina Beach Town Council approved a request opening the door for a new Brewery at 811 Harper Avenue just off Dow Road at their February 11th meeting.



CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council unanimously denied an appli-

cation at their February 11th meeting to hold the 18th Annual Wing Fling event at the Carolina Beach Lake on South Lake Park Blvd April 5th. The event has traditionally been held at the Carolina

Beach Boardwalk. Lynnea Mallalieu - Wing Fling Adviser/Organizer - explained to the Council, "I want to highlight the changes that

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Snow's Cut Bridge Project Estimated Completion In March |


CAROLINA BEACH - The project to rehabilitate Snow's Cut Bridge leading onto Pleasure Island is nearing completion and should be finished next month. According to Carolina Beach Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin, all the concrete has been poured on the bridge. The contractor believes they are on schedule to have work completed and all lanes open by March 14, 2014. Wayne Currie - Resident Engineer with the North Carolina The Snow's Cut Bridge Rehabilitation Project has been ongoing since 2012. The project is scheduled for completion next month.

NC's December County and Area Employment Figures Released

RALEIGH, N.C. : February 5, 2014 - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 86 of North Carolina’s counties in December, increased in 11 and remained the same in three. All 14 of the State’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council approved a zoning amendment

For New Hanover County, 6,646 of the 105,262 workforce were unemployed for a rate of 6.3 percent. New Hanover's current rate of 6.3% is 3.1% lower than the December 2012 rate of 9.4% and 0.4% lower than the November 2013 rate of 6.7%.

to permit Breweries in certain areas of Town at their February 11th, meeting. According to Zoning Administrator Jeremy Hardison, the applicant, Richard Jones, approached staff about opening

a brewery in Town. Hardison explained, "Breweries could be allowed under manufacturing, but the applicant would like to be able to

See Council, page 2-A

Candidates File For Election To New Hanover County Offices


See Bridge, page 8-A



For the City of Wilmington, the December 2013 rate was 7.1%, down 0.1% from the November 2013 rate of 7.2% and 2.9% lower than the December 2012 rate of 10%. New Hanover County ranked

See Rates, page 5-A


NEW HANOVER CTY Candidate filing for the 2014 May 6th Primary Elections in New Hanover County began Monday, February 10th at noon, and ends Friday, February 28 at noon. The following is a list of offices open for the 2014 election: • U.S. Senator • U.S. Representative (District 3 & 7) • Justice, State Supreme Court • Judge, State Court of Appeals • Judge, Superior Court

• Judge, District Court Dist. 5 (Blackmore, Crouch, Faison III, Hogston Seat) • District Attorney District 5 • State Senator (District 8 & 9) • State Representative (District 18, 19, 20) • Clerk of the Superior Court • Sheriff • County Commissioner (2 Seats) • Board of Education (4 Seats) • Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors (2 Seats) 2014 candidate filing period for this office begins: 12:00 noon on Monday, June 9, 2014 and ends: 12:00 noon on Monday, July 7, 2014. Retired Sheriff Sid Causey

last served in 2009 when he retired his office and supported appointment of Chief Deputy Ed McMahon as his replacement. Causey filed Monday February 10th to seek election in the Democratic Primary as Sheriff saying the department has gone downhill since his retirement. Causey told WWAYTV3 last week that he did support McMahon as his replacement in 2009 and he apologizes for that. Causey cited a lack of school protection and crime being out of control regardless of recent statistics. Causey and McMahon will both seek the Democratic ticket in the Primary.

See Candidates, page 8-A

N.C. Auto Insurance Companies Ask for No Rate Change

RALEIGH, N.C. : February 5th, 2014 - Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the Department of Insurance has received the annual auto insurance rate filing from the North Carolina Rate Bureau. The Rate Bureau, which is not part of the Depart-

ment of Insurance and represents the auto insurance companies writing business in the state, submitted a filing on Jan. 31 that requests no change in rates for private passenger car and motorcycle insurance policies for the coming year. The rates remaining in effect

are the result of a 2009 settlement signed by Goodwin that lowered car insurance rates to just below 2006 levels and delivered refunds totaling over $50 million to approximately one million North Carolinians.

See Auto, page 9-A



Spotlight On Business: Island Cottage

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Fish Bites offering special Valentine’s Menu

The Island Cottage is a unique store that sells a variety of items from clothing to knickknacks. See Page 1-C ...

If you really want to have the perfect Valentine’s Day then make the evening memorable by treating your special someone to a delicious dinner at Fish Bites! See Page 8-C ...

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Editorial: Council Says No To Wing Fling At Lake Boardwalk for the past three 1-A was taken in 2011 looking with vehicles parking in front WILLARD KILLOUGH III years. The businesses in the at Cape Fear Blvd. To the right of their homes throughout the | ByManaging Editor CBD have had past concerns just out of frame were some 50 day of certain events.

The Carolina Beach Town Council voted unanimously February 11th, to deny an application to hold the 18th Annual Wing Fling event at the Carolina Beach Lake April 5th. (See report on page 1-A). According to the agenda for the February 11th, Carolina Beach Town Council meeting, "The Wing Fling has held their event in Carolina Beach at the

with the event at the Boardwalk. This year the Wing Fling is proposing to hold their event at the Lake." For three years the event has catered to college students charging admission for people to consume chicken wings and drink beer within a chain link fenced in area while watching bands play on a stage at the Boardwalk. The photo on page

portable toilets. To the left is a large stage and audience area. Lots of people. Residents voiced concerns to the Council about parking issues experienced with much smaller events at the Lake throughout the year. Atlanta Avenue - which runs along the north side of the lake - is a residential street. Residents often find the street clogged

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From page 1-A we have proposed this year based on the last three years of receiving input from the Town. A significant change this year would be the location. I think that would be a benefit to all parties concerned. We are proposing to move from the Central Business District to the Lake. I think some of the concerns in the business district have revolved around road closures and sidewalk closures and the ability for people not attending the event to make it into the Boardwalk business areas and also the use of metal fencing." Mallalieu explained, "I think by moving to the Lake would alleviate those concerns and issues in terms of peoples ability to access the business district plus the infrastructure at the lake. The availability of water and power. The infrastructure is very well laid out there in terms of water and power supplies for restaurants and our vendors."


From page 1-A serve alcohol on site. Currently establishments that serve alcohol on site are approved either as a Standard Restaurant or as a Bar. The brewery is not proposing to serve food and the applicant stated that they would not be operating as a bar. The applicant decided to amend the ordinance to address breweries that desired to serve alcohol. The proposal is for breweries to be permitted by right in the I-1 zoning district. Currently bars are allowed as a conditional use and manufacturing is allowed by right in the I-1 zoning district." Jones is part owner of Good Hops Brewing LLC, with an address on the application of 811 Harper Avenue in Carolina Beach at the corner of Harper and Dow Road. Hardison explained, "Many NC communities have amended their ordinance to allow for the increase emergence of smaller breweries to service local needs. The on-site consumption of the product being brewed is a common accessory activity that occurs. The State ABC regulation allows an establishment that has received a license as a brewery to sell its product for consumption on its premises. Allowances for breweries under state guidelines can be found under NCGS18b." He explained, "Tap rooms that are associated with breweries should be an accessory use. Staff recommends requiring a Condition Use Permit if the area for on-site consumption and entertainment exceeds a certain size. Technical Review Committee (TRC) also discussed to authorize the use in the Highway Business (HB) district and Central Business District (CBD) zoning districts. To prevent a large manufacture in these districts staff recommends limiting the sq. ft. of the building to

The Wing Fling can draw thousands of people and would most certainly create a traffic nightmare for those residents. The Council expressed concerns with having to hold their breath in the past hoping no serious incidents occurred at the event when held at the Boardwalk. They listened to the public and made a wise decision.


Thanks to Danny and staff at the Lazy pirate, Mike Worley for being the master of ceremony and DJ, you all re-

ally made this special. Jasmine for all the great pictures of me dancing! It is a blessing to have all of

you in my life . Pat Efird, Carolina Beach, NC

She explained the availability for water supply connections along Cape Fear Blvd at the Boardwalk has been an issue in the past and the lake park is better equipped to provide that service. Mallalieu explained, "Our second change - which I think again will be a benefit in keeping with the Town of Carolina Beach's community based philosophy - is to take Wing Fling sort of back to where we started from as a community family based event and have a family area, a family friendly zone with face painting, a children’s area to broaden our demographic and kind of go back to the history of the event where it was much more of a community based event." She said the proposed date was Saturday April 5th and they would contract with the Carolina Beach Police Department for security. Mallalieu said, "Several of our volunteers have already done the crowd management training the fire chief suggest-

ed to us last year so we still have several of our volunteers who are certified in the crowd management procedures. We would work very closely with the Town police and our own private event management staff that we have always contracted with." Mallalieu said they would address parking by using a Town parking lot nearby and using a trolley to transport people to the event. She said, "A lot of our guests come by taxi and now there is the public bus that runs once every three hours down to Carolina Beach." She said, "Our intention is to give back to the Town. We've done that the last three years that we've been here. We've given to the Katie B. Hines Senior Center, to the Help Center and to the local Step Up For Soldiers group. Our intention would be to again look at the charities the Town supports and give back to those organizations." Council member Sarah Friede asked how much had been donated to those organizations.

Mallalieu said, "Last year's event, unfortunately we did not even break even with the rain and the weather. The student organizers took from their savings account and gave to the food pantry... it was either $1,000 to $1,500 and they gave $500 to Step Up For Soldiers. The year before when we were quite successful we gave $4,000 to the Katie B. Hines Senior Center." Mallalieu said last year they had around 1,000 people come through with tickets. The year before they had approximately 1,800 people attend. She explained, "Our numbers have always been less than 2,000 and historically over the years of the event we've gone anywhere from 4,000 to 2,000. Last year was our lowest attendance" due to poor weather conditions. Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said, "You have the beer free zone snaking there along Lake Park but you have the

6,000 sq. ft. The maximum of 6,000 sq. ft. was chosen based off of the allowable lot coverage in the HB zoning district of 60% on a minimum lot size of 10,000 sq. ft. Limiting the scale of manufactures in the HB and CBD would protect the character of the area and be in keeping of the desired future uses." The Planning and Zoning Commissioner unanimously recommended at their January meeting the Council approve of the requested amendment. Hardison explained, "Staff recommends allowing and clearly defining brewery establishments in Carolina Beach. It furthers the goals of the 2007 Land Use Plan and is consistent that the Town will encourage new and expanding businesses that provide goods, services, and entertainment to year round residents and visitors. It promotes economic development and redevelopment projects that support a resort-market niche." Council member Sarah Friede said, "I've gotten only positive feedback on this. I think it’s a really interesting use for the Glove Factory that really hasn't got a lot of use. I have wondered many times over the years what could possibly go in there that wouldn't disrupt the neighborhood. I think this is probably one of the best possible uses. There is no smell, no noise. They are going to have limited hours. I think unless I hear screaming from neighbors who think otherwise, I'm really inclined to vote for it." Mayor Dan Wilcox said, "I agree. I think this is a unique opportunity for Carolina Beach to have something that probably very few 6,000 populated towns would have especially a coastal community like this. I think it’s a nice addition to what we have and to claim that Carolina Beach has its own brewery so to speak is a good thing." Council member Leann Pierce agreed. Patricia Jones told the Coun-

cil they plan to begin operations April 17th. Councilman Gary Doetsch said, "The only thing I've got on this is going back to the central business district and maybe we can strike that from the permitted areas of use for a brewery. I understand a brew pub may be entirely different. This being just a manufacturing facility and a taste testing place, I would be more comfortable doing away with the allowance in the central business district." The Council voted unanimously to approve of the request excluding permitting breweries in the downtown Central Business District. Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said, "I just think this is the most new and exciting and refreshing economic development we've seen in a while." In the application Jones wrote, "Good Hops Brewing Company LLC will be fully funded and owned by the two families who will be residents of Carolina Beach." On their website at www. a description states, "New on the beer scene and immediately captivated, we set out to join the best industry we have ever witnessed in our half century of existence. Actually it wasn’t that easy. Our son, Lookout Brewing Company persuaded us to help him start his brewery and it was truly a love of labor (even with the 80 hour work weeks). With a fistful of excellent tasting beers we set out to spread our love of fresh beer with others both new and imbued to the craft beer trade. Our goal to be one of the first breweries to expand from the mountains of North Carolina to the coast of Carolina Beach and keep the business in the family. Good Hops Brewing will focus on Ales. As in medieval time when ale and bread were served with every meal to provide an important source of nutrition and hydration without intoxication, we offer session

beer. Ales are slightly sweeter less bitter beer and session beers offer the opportunity to sample all our beer varieties. We strive to transform all new craft beer seekers into believers of how beer can dare to be different and still remain pleasing in taste." A list of their brews includes beers such as the Boardwalk Brown Ale described as, "Our brown ale is a very old style beer, whose history dates back to the 18th century when brown ales were earthy, lightly hopped and less bitter brewed with a higher level of malt. Contributions of dark and sweet malts mingle with English style hops. ABV 5%" Others include Bravehop Scotch Ale, Donna Golden Ale, Hoppertone Double IPA, Paradise Island Pilsner and many others. Jones application states that growth of the craft brewing industry in 2012 was 15% by volume and 17% by dollars compared to growth in 2011 of 13% by volume and 15% by dollars. Craft brewers sold an estimated 13,235,917 barrels of beer in 2012, up from 11,467,337 in 2011. Patricia Jones of Good Hops Brewing, LLC said the difference between a bar and a brewery is that a bar applies only through the ABC Commission as a retail permit to onsite consumption. The brewery permit is permitted to manufacture malt beverages; Purchase malt, hops and other ingredients used in the manufacture of malt beverages; Sell, deliver and ship malt beverages; Receive malt beverages manufactured in other states; Furnish or sell marketable malt beverage products, or packages, to its employees and guests in this State; they can give its products to its employees and guests for consumption on its premises which is called tastings; and in areas where the sale is legal, sell the brewery’s malt beverages at the brewery upon receiving a permit."

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project was estimated in December for completion in February of 2014 but that date was tentative due to the nature of the project and weather conditions. Traffic on the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway was reduced from four to two lanes in October 2012 to allow crews to perform extensive repair work. Prior to the busy 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Town of Carolina Beach expressed a concern the reduction of lanes would create a traffic nightmare during the busy tourism season. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Contractor performing the work agreed to complete work on the two southbound lanes and return in the fall of 2013 to work on the two northbound lanes. Work continued on the structure be-

neath the bridge throughout the summer. The contractor to resumed work on the roadway in October of 2013. This project is part of the NCDOT State-Funded Bridge Improvement Program to improve the overall condition of the state’s bridges. The department is investing $810 million over four years to strategically perform preservation or rehabilitation work when possible. In this instance, replacing the bridge is a more feasible investment. The project to rehabilitate the 51-year-old bridge leading onto Pleasure Island began in September 2012. North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced in June 2012, NCDOT awarded a $4.6 million contract to American

Bridge Co. of Coraopolis, Pa. to preserve the bridge over Snows Cut on U.S. 421 in Carolina Beach. The bridge was built in the 1960's and needs attention to areas weathered by the elements over the decades. This bridge is being rehabilitated using a new resurfacing technique called hydro-demolition. During this resurfacing process, the deteriorated concrete on the bridge deck is removed in part using high-pressure water, and the bridge will be resurfaced using high-strength concrete. Crews began resurfacing the lanes on the west side of the bridge in late January causing traffic to slow at times. Workers were slowing or stopping vehicles at times to avoid spray from the project

blowing onto passing vehicles. Hydro-demolition is more precise than traditional pavement removal with a jackhammer, and it reduces the potential for damage to the bridge. In addition, hydro-demolition is safer and faster than traditional demolition methods and mini-

mizes the impact to traffic. In addition to hydro-demolition, the contract also includes painting of structural steel and repairs to substructure concrete. The process is designed to protect the road surface and bridge structure from the elements.

I will tell you that our head of Arts and Activities [Committee] sent us all an email which I'm sure you got which said flat out that she didn't support it being at the lake." Mallalieu said, "We were just trying to follow suggestions provided by the Town." Shuttleworth explained, "We have quite an intrusion on the neighborhoods around the lake throughout the summer. We have the movies on Sunday night and the Farmer's Market on Saturday and both of those are relatively family oriented and not to obtrusive." He said, "We've worked on parking and we have a couple of off season events down there. The Step Up For Soldiers BBQ and the Chowder Cook-off." He said there has been some "push back" and concerns expressed by some business owners on the Boardwalk regarding past events while others said the event was good for the business. Town Event Coordinator Brenda Butler said Mallalieu wanted to schedule the event at the Lake on April 5th and, "I think the [amusement] rides will be here by then so they will not be able to have it down at the Boardwalk." Butler said, "I'm the one that suggested to them when looking at the dates, why don't you try holding it at the lake." Mark Goddard - a resident of Atlanta Avenue - said he understands giving to charity but, "It's got a history... it was at Hugh McRae Park and they didn't want it anymore with parking issues and drinking issues and they struggled with giving them an ABC permit. They went to the Battleship and they had an issue with parking around the

Battleship area which has a whole lot more parking than what we have. They tried to go to the area right next to the convention center downtown and the New Hanover County leaders said no they would not support the event there. Then it came to Carolina Beach and sounds like it worked out really well downtown. But to hear that you would consider - given all the issues we've had with parking - moving that to the lake seems ill-advised. It's clearly 1,800 to 2,000 people that would show up. It's mostly out of town people that will come in for that." He said, "We ask your support in not approving that." Residents expressed concerns with other events that create a parking nightmare along Atlanta Avenue causing frustration for residents. One resident said there are often problems with people blocking their driveways and parking in front of their homes and arguing with residents trying to landscape their yards at the edge of the road. Council member Leann Pierce said, "Before I was elected to Council I served on the Arts and Activities Committee and also on the Boardwalk Makeover and I can tell you this is one of the only events that I am aware of that we have multiple complaints about every year. I'm not happy to hold my breath during an event until it’s over to see if there are any incidents. Particularly last year we had multiple complaints. I had several emails and phones calls before the meeting today and I cannot support it at the Boardwalk or the Lake." Councilman Gary Doetsch

echoed the positions of other Council members saying he doesn't not support holding the event. Council member Sarah Friede said she agrees with fellow council members and, "I live on Atlanta Avenue. I'm very sensitive to the issues there. I think everyone in that area is sensitive to the issues. It's really a shame. We have done such marvelous improvements at the lake and its such a wonderful place to gather but unfortunately we do have those people who can't respect someone's yard." She said, "I can't ask the people most affected by it to go through another event where we have had in the business district significant complaints." Friede said, "I would like them to find some sort of venue for the event. Maybe they need to be contained. Fort Fisher Recreation Area may be a better place for them. I think it’s just too much at the lake." Mayor Dan Wilcox said, "I share their concerns. I was on council when you came to us to start the event the first time. We thought long and hard about it. Two of the deciding factors for me was that one, it would bring some additional funding to our non-profits which is important to all of us and two, I really thought it was an event that could grow with the Town and we could bring young folks here that otherwise wouldn't see the town and see some stuff they might like and come back in later years." Wilcox said, "When it was at the Boardwalk it was still a difficult decision for me... It's one of the only events I know I do kind of hold my breath during the event hoping there won't be

a problem." He said the charitable aspect is wonderful, but he could not support the event taking place at the lake and recommended perhaps they look at the Fort Fisher Recreation Area south of Kure Beach. The Council voted unanimously to deny the application to hold the event at the Lake. Mallalieu previously offered the history of the event leading to its move to Carolina Beach several years ago in a letter to the Gazette in 2013. Mallalieu explained, "Seventeen years ago a UNCW student (please take a minute to see her on You Tube created Wing Fling as part of an internship. She formed teams of students to help with every aspect of major event planning including sponsorships, logistics, advertising, public relations, budgeting, human resource management, and charitable giving." She explained, "For the first 12 years, the event was familyoriented and was held in Hugh MacRae Park. Unfortunately, like a perfect storm, the 13th year proved to be a pivotal point in the history of the event. The weather was perfect, local radio kept announcing on-air for people to get to the event, there were no park rules in place with regard to the amount of alcohol people could bring, there was no age limit in terms of entering the event. Despite the Wing Fling volunteers’ best efforts, the event was, out of our control. We knew that if the event was to survive for a 14th year it needed to be revamped. We put new rules in place and found a new venue. The event moved to the Battleship in 2010, and for

the first time alcohol was controlled – there was no longer any BYOB and an age restriction of 21 and over was put in place to proactively prevent underage drinking. The age restriction means that the event is not family-oriented. This is something we hope to restore in future years but Carolina Beach town officials and police agree that the event should be 21+." Mallalieu wrote, "The Battleship event was a success; however, the Battleship management decided that it was not feasible to repeat such a large event during the day while at the same time remaining open to the public as they are required to do because the ship is a national monument. They invited us back but only if we held the event in the evening, which we chose not to do." She explained, "That brings us to the past few years in Carolina Beach. In October 2010, we received an event permit from the City of Wilmington to hold the event on private property north of Cape Fear Community College, but the police put a block on any new alcohol permits because of a murder outside the Rhino Club in the downtown vicinity. We were told the event could still take place but that people would have to BYOB, which would again mean there was no control over the alcohol. We were not prepared to take a backward step and as such we had 10 days in early March 2011, to move the event. In 2010, when we were looking for a venue other than the Battleship, officials from Carolina Beach had contacted us, and invited us to hold the event in Carolina Beach."

State Representative (District 19) Ted Davis, Jr. - Republican filed Monday. As of press time no other candidate had filed to oppose him in the May Primary.

Board of Education (4 Seats) • Ed Higgins - Republican • Janice Cavenaugh - Republican • Don Hayes - Republican County Commissioner (2 Seats) • Skip Watkins - Republican • Chuck Kays - Republican

• Rob Zapple - Democrat • Frank Roberts - Republican • Reeky Meeks - Republican • John Dismukes - Republican - was not listed on the Board of Elections website at press time Tuesday as filing for the May Primary, but has been active in campaigning online and at fundraisers and political

events. On his Facebook page he commented, "I will be officially filing for the office of County Commissioner this Friday, Valentines Day, at 3pm." Clerk of the Superior Court • Jan G. Kennedy - Republican U.S. Congressional Seat

7th District • County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield - Democrat - filed in Raleigh on Monday February 10th. • Republican County Commissioner Woody White announced in January he will run for the 7th District seat. • Republican David Rouzer

of Johnston County is running for the 7th District seat. He fell short by 654 votes to Democrat Mike McIntyre in the 2012 election. McIntyre is retiring. Citizens wishing to sign up for the May Primary can access the New Hanover County Board of Elections website at

Sheriff Ed McMahon filed to run as a candidate for Sheriff of New Hanover County.

Retired Sheriff Sid Causey filed to run as a candidate for Sheriff of New Hanover County.

Ted Davis, Jr. filed to run for another term in the NC House of Representatives, District 19.

Jan G. Kennedy filed to run as a candidate for Clerk of Superior Court, New Hanover County.

Ed Higgins filed to run as a candidate for Board of Education, New Hanover County.

Janice Cavenaugh filed to run as a candidate for Board of Education, New Hanover County.

Chuck Kays filed to run as a candidate for Board of Commissioners, New Hanover County.

Frank Roberts filed to run as a candidate for Board of Commissioners, New Hanover County.

Rob Zapple filed to run as a candidate for Board of Commissioners, New Hanover County.

Skip Watkins filed to run as a candidate for Board of Commissioners, New Hanover County.

Ricky Meeks filed to run as a candidate for Board of Commissioners, New Hanover County.

John Dismukes plans to file as a candidate for Board of Commissioners, New Hanover County Feb. 14th.

From page 1-A Department of Transportation explained Tuesday February 11th, "As you can see, the concrete on last remaining spans on the deck has been completed! Now completion of joints between the spans is bulk of remaining work. The deck will then have to be either grooved or grinded to assure a smooth ride. There is some general touchup and cleanup throughout the project." He explained, "Lastly, the bridge will have to restriped and traffic placed back into the original traffic pattern. Hopefully with a little cooperation from the weather everything will be completed by mid-March." The bridge preservation


From page 1-A toilets over in the parking lot and then we have a playground over there and I'm just curious why you wouldn't have the beer free zone over there by the playground for the kids." Mallalieu said, "It's a suggestion I hadn't thought of" and she had previously attended other events examining how they laid out their events at the Lake. Shuttleworth said, "I should let you know, I probably feel a little disingenuous asking you these questions because I don't support you being at the Lake. I've had a number of people calling me. I've had some feedback. There's been some pretty strong people suggest to me that this is an inappropriate activity, venue, at the lake. We've had this discussion before about their stage and basically a beer event." He explained, "I appreciate the fact that you want to have a children's area but the reality is this has been notoriously known as a beer event. So having a beer party at the lake is something that we've denied the last two years. We had several people come in and ask to do that. I can't support you being down at the lake. I've heard from a couple of business owners, they're not excited about that. The people on Atlanta Avenue. As much as you might try and police, they're not happy about it. I've heard from property managers today and they're not happy about it." Shuttleworth said, "The Central Business District is an issue that you've had. I don't know if you have resolved that or not.

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Mark Your Calendar 10th Annual Polar Tickets for the Island for the 18th Annual Plunge and 5K Run-N- of Lights Fashion Show Pleasure Island Chowder Plunge February 22nd available March 1st Cook-Off April 12th

Plans are now underway for the Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off. The event will be held at the Carolina Beach Lake on Saturday, April

12th, 2014. In addition to serving up the area's best chowder, this daylong event includes live music and the Kidz Zone. Gates open at 11:30am and See CHOWDER page 16B

The Special Olympics Polar Plunge is coming back to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Saturday, February 22nd. The 5K Run-N-Plunge has returned with a later start time of 2:00pm, the certified course is open to all ages and skill levels. At 11am gates will open for the regular event where attendees will enjoy live music, a silent auction, costume contest and more! Plungers will start to line up at 3pm and start taking the plunge shortly afterwards. Proceeds for the event benefit New Hanover County’s Special Olympics Team. Their mission

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 2014 Pleasure Island Visitor Guides have Arrived The 2014 Pleasure Island Visitor Guides have arrived. The elongated pocket-size guide to all of the highlights and activities for Pleasure Island are back from the printer and ready for you to stop by the Pleasure Island Chamber and pick up a copy. If you are a Chamber Member, we will provide you with copies to distribute to your customers. The Visitor Guides are also distributed throughout North Carolina at the Visitor Centers located on major highways as well as many locations in the TriCounty Area at major attractions and destinations

2014 Winter Blood Drive February 24th On February 24, a Monday, the Carolina Beach Masonic Lodge #753 will sponsor their annual winter blood drive. The drive will start at 1:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m. The American Red Cross will have their blood collection tables set up inside the Federal Point Lodge #753 building. The lodge is located on the corner of Harper and Fifth Street. This will be the seventh

year that the local Masonic Lodge has sponsored a blood drive and, thanks to the support of the many people, civic groups, and churches in Carolina Beach, the drives have been successful. Our 2013 summer blood drive exceeded our collection goals and we hope to continue that trend. All donors will receive a Red Cross Blood Drive t-shirt.

Across the state, many fewer donors than expected gave blood during the holidays, leading the Red Cross to issue a request for donors of all blood types, especially O negative, A negative, B negative to make appointments to donate. Walk-ins are welcome to donate. But you can also make appointments by calling Mike Seigh at 910-409-1510 cell or 910-799-9954 home numbers.

Attention Pleasure Island Poets! We are now accepting poems for the first annual Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology Submission Deadline: April 20, 2014. Topic: Anything related to Pleasure Island - Beach Living, Nature, History, etc. Selected

poems will be compiled into an anthology that will be published for the Summer 2014 season. We would like to have anthologies available for purchase at local businesses for a fee of $5.00 to help cover the cost of publishing and distribution. All

proceeds will go toward the promotion, printing, and distribution of the Anthology. eFormats (such as a Kindle version) will also be explored and made available if possible. Our primary goal is to celeSee POEM, page 9B

Back to the Beach Classic Car Parade & Car Show March 28th for the Parade & Show 29th The Sun Coast Cruisers are headed “Back to the Beach” for there Annual Car Show, CruiseIn and Parade. Festivities will kick-off this Friday, March 28th with a Classic Car Parade beginning at the Carolina Beach Food Lion. The parade

will start at 6:30pm and end at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Are in Kure Beach. On Saturday March 29th the main event will take place. Starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Fort Fisher

Military Recreation Center the Car Show will showcase all of the beautiful cars and give the owners a chance to win prizes. Prizes will be given out to the top vehicles; dash plaques will be given out to 1st 150 and speSee Car Show, page 16B

is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympictype sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Their goal is for all persons with intellectual disabilities to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who See POLAR page 17B

If you plan on attending the upcoming Fashion Show, please purchase your tickets early. The number will be limited to around 100 and we don’t want anyone to miss out on this spring event. The annual show presents fashions for the new spring and summer seasons and is the major fundraiser for the Island of Lights organization. This Pleasure Island group is responsible for these Holiday Events on the Island: Light up the Lake Celebration, Christmas Parade, Holiday Flotilla, Holiday Tour of Homes and the New Year’s Celebration. This year's Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Carolina Beach American Legion Post No. 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road. Fashions featured will be

from touché, Unique Boutique and CB Surf Shop. Lunch will be catered by Middle of the Island, and in addition there will be a Silent Auction, Raffle and a Spring Hat Contest. This year’s Show is dedicated to Mary Lee Farlow, a long time member of the Island of Lights who recently passed away. Mary Lee always worked with the Models at the Fashion Show, and will be greatly missed. Tickets for the event will be on sale at the following businesses in Carolina Beach: Unique Boutique, CB Surf shop, and touché. The price is a $25 donation with all proceeds supporting the Island of Lights group.The ticket deadline for purchase is March 31st. Don’t forget to wear your Spring Hat! For information call Linda Cheshire at 910-617-5945.


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Carolina Beach Weight Watchers Club Starting on Monday’s Getting ready for summer and trying to find that perfect bathing suit? Or, just simply trying to lose weight, well you have come to the right place. Welcoming to Carolina Beach is our very own Weight Watchers Club. Starting every Monday at 12:00 noon, the Weight Watchers Club will be

holding meetings at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church. Weight Watchers new program helps you lose weight that some think could be impossible to lose, but with the help of the consultants and the leaders, they will guide you into a new body and a new you.

Kiwanis Club 3rd Annual Spring Summer Rummage Sale The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington is conducting a Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 25, 2014 from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Brigade Boys and Girls Club, Vance Street in 2759 Wilmington. The event is free and open to the public. Shop for tools, toys, clothes, fishing gear, electronics, sporting goods, small appliances, and much more. Participants can

purchase items or sell their own by renting a space for $15.00. Those wishing to donate items for the club to sell can drop them off on Saturday, March 15 in the parking lots at Lowes Foods at Monkey Junction or BB&T at Hanover Center on Oleander Dr. from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. For information call Jamie at 352-7334 or go to

Azalea Coast USA Dance Monthly Social Dance & Lesson March 8th Greetings! AZALEA COAST USA DANCE Monthly Social Dance & Lesson Join us Saturday March 8th for an evening of social ballroom dance and a basic group dance lesson at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Group lesson given by Verna Jordan from 6:45 to 7:30PM. No partner

necessary for the lesson. Open dancing to our own custom mix of ballroom smooth and latin music from 7:30 to 10:00PM. Admission $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 military with ID, $3 students with ID. Contact 910799-1694 or e-mail Further details at:

3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction The doctors and staff of Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort (AAHPCR) are hosting the 3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction benefiting Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) for New Hanover County’s homeless animals in medical need. The lively event will be held on Friday, March 21st, 7:00pm at the Terraces on Sir Tyler Drive across from Wilmington’s Mayfaire Town Center. Local television

celebrity, Frances Weller will emcee the festivities. For a $40 per person donation, guests will enjoy culinary contributions from favorite local restaurants like Szechuan 132 and Terrazzo’s, live musical entertainment by Mezza Voce, all while bidding on great items from Torri/Bell, Seagrass Salon and Day Spa, Orbita, Silver Coast Winery and many more. To sponsor or donate taxdeductible auction items, corSee PET RockS, page 16B

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June Presenting American Music Award Winner and MultiPlatinum Artist RANDY JONES, AKA: Original Village People Cowboy. “He is one of the most beloved entertainers and pop icons from the Disco era. The Cowboy in the Village People has captured the public imagination for decades.” He has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates,

toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Randy Jones looks forward to this event each year being that he was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and loves Carolina Beach so he is See MEALS, page 17B

Cameron Art Museum News

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370 or Find Them on Facebook

February 2014 Calender • MUSEUM HOURS - Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday Open Late 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. CAM Café hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday

10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Thursday evening dinner, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Reservations are appreciated and suggested: 910.777.2363. Holiday closing for Museum and See Art Museum, page 17B

UP COMiNg MEETiNgS • Monday, February 17, 2014 Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Lori Sanderlin, Curator of Education for NC Maritime Museum at Southport, whose academic

interest is the history of women in the Cape Fear area, will talk about Death and Dying: Customs and Culture During the Civil War. See MEETING, page 9B

For more information on any of the Town of Kure Beach program offerings, please visit or call Town Hall at (910)458-

8216. In addition, Ocean Front Park and the Community Center are available for rent. More information is available on the website or by calling Town Hall.

Kure Beach Parks and Recreation Program Tennis Ladder Kure Beach is developing a tennis ladder. The Level of play will be 2.5 to 4.0. The format will be a 2 out of 3 sets with a ten point tiebreaker. It will be a singles format. Both players bring a can of tennis ball and the winner gets the unopened can. Play will be on any courts that both players agree. You may challenge up or down three people. Failure to accept the challenge will put the challenger in your spot and you move down one spot. The starting date will be March 15, 2014. All results

and ladder information will be posted on the Display Board near the tennis courts. Please send your name and level to Bob Fitzsimons at one of the two addresses below. The cost is just $5.00. Checks made payable to Town of Kure Beach. For more information or questions call Bob at either (910) 458-8216 or (910) 200-6025. Tell your friends about the ladder and get them to sign up also. The more the merrier! parks@townofkure, or

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

Kure Beach has commemorative opportunities on the boardwalk in the shape of a Bluefish. Each fish allows up to three lines of print. For $220, you can make a memory on the boardwalk for

loved ones, celebrate an event or advertise your business. To get your Bluefish call Town Hall at 910-458-8216 or print your order form from the website at Town’s

Community Center: 118 N. 3rd Ave • Tues and Thurs – Adult and Children Aikido class with Richard Price. Children’s classes run from 6-7 pm and adult classes from 7-9 pm. To regis-

ter, call 919-818-3046. • Thursday - Line Dance Classes with Ron Griffin from 10-11 am. Class in $1, no preregistration required.

New Session of Watercolor Wednesdays begins February 12th Attention budding artists – the next 4-week session of watercolor painting classes will begin on Wednesday, the 12th of February. These classes are taught by Kure Beach’s own award-winning International artist Ken Withrow. All classes are held at the Kure Beach Community Center with Beginner classes running from 9:30 am – 11:30 am and Intermediate classes from

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. The cost to participate is $30 per person. Registration forms can be found on our website,, or at Town Hall. Bring your completed registration form along with your payment to the first class. For more information and a list of supplies needed, please visit our website or call Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.

Cape Fear Museum News

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370 or Find Them on Facebook

Purse Swap Event February 12 WILMINGTON, N.C. – Remember that red leather bag you couldn’t live without two years ago, but used only a few times? It may not work for you anymore, but it might be love at first sight for another gal! Celebrate the opening of Cape Fear Museum’s newest exhibit Collection Selections: Handbags at a Purse Swap event on Wednesday, February 12 from 7-10 PM. Visitors are encouraged to bring in new or See PURSE, page 17B

February 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher BEHiND THE SCENES • AQUARiST APPRENTiCE - Saturdays, January 25 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and

learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. See Aquarium, page 17B


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Katie B. Hines Senior Center to hold their Traditional English High Tea on March 29th The Katie B. Hines Senior Center will welcome spring with one of the year's most anticipated events, their traditional English High Tea on March 29, 2014. Come enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones, sweets, with various teas to please everyone's palate. So, break out your finest spring frocks and bonnets! There will be plenty of door prizes, and prizes awarded for the prettiest and funniest hats. Doors open at 3:00. Tickets are available at Katie B. Hines Senior Center and are $8.00 advance sale and $10.00 at the door. Our new acrylic paint class, on Wednesdays at 10:00, is going great. Grab a canvas and your acrylic paints and come on over. The oil painting group continues to meet on Monday and Thursday at 11:00. Exercise classes continue on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00. On Mondays and Thursdays, we continue with the Stronger

Senior Exercise Program and on Wednesdays we focus on Senior Yoga. Line dance classes continue on Mondays. Join us at 3:00 for review and beginner dances and at 4:00 to learn a new dance and new people are always welcome. Knitting and crocheting group meets on Tuesdays at 1:00. If you want to learn or need help we enjoy having new faces. If you are a card player, we offer Bridge on Tuesdays at 1:00, or join the Monday or Saturday evening card groups for cards and socialization. We are always looking for new ideas for classes. If you have a skill, and would like to donate your time to teach others, whether for a long term class or a one -time only class, give us a call. We look forward to meeting you whether you live here on Pleasure Island or are just visiting for the winter. We warmly welcome everyone.

Bound to a Promise Trusting Faith When the Unthinkable Happens

Mrs. Floyd, my name is Paul Howard, and I’m calling from the United States embassy in Antigua. I’m sorry, ma’am, but I need to ask, are you Bonnie Clever-Floyd, daughter of William Norman Clever? I regret to inform you that your father has been killed.” It was a cold, ordinary morning when Bonnie Floyd answered the phone call that

would change her life forever. That date—February 1, 1994, would be seared in her heart as the day her parents had been brutally murdered. “They didn’t suffer, Mrs. Floyd; they were shot in their sleep…”Stunned and despairing, Bonnie cried, “They’re dead. They’re gone…” Bound to a Promise tells the amazing true story of faith in the See PRoMISE, page 9B


117 North 3rd Ave, (910)458-5266 • Kure Beach, NC 28449

Let your Light Shine Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16. “Longing for food, many are hungry. Longing for water, many still thirst. Make us your bread, broken for others, shared until all are fed. Longing for shelter, many are homeless. Longing for warmth, many are cold. Make us your building, sheltering others, walls made of living stone. Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts, shine through the darkness. ” (from Be Our Light, Christ

Bernadette Farrell). “Faith on Tap,” young(er) adult ministry gatherings will be on February 3 and 17. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, some discussion of what’s going on in the world and in our lives today, and to wrestle with how the Bible guides us through it. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-4585266


Fairmormon Creates Faith-Support Website FairMormon has released a new online discussion forum titled “FairMormon Support” is found which at www.FairMormonSupport.o rg. The online forum provides an additional resource and support for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who struggle with questions and challenges to their faith. The website explains: “This site will allow for a safe place for you to explore with others the questions and challenges that confront you as you live a life of faith as a member of the

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are here to help you and to support you as you seek continued participation in the Church despite questions or doubts you experience.” John Lynch, Chairman of the Board of FairMormon said, “This site is designed to give struggling members a safe place to go, along with getting views and information that’s intended to bring them back to a place where they can choose faith, and persist and even grow in their confidence in the foundational claims of the See Faith-Support, page 16B

A WORD OF HOPE A Word of Hope: The Light Shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5). During this time of preparation for Christmas, may the light and love of Jesus fill your hearts and your life! Wherever you worship, may you be surrounded by a community of faith that is full of love

and be blessed by God’s grace! God’s blessings for a Blessed Christmas season! Advent Schedule Wednesday, Dec. 18 - 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer Service. Reflection: “Light of Hope”. The calming and lovely Holden Evening Prayer Service is a See MEMoRIAL, page 9B

THE ADvENT WREATH The Advent wreath displayed in our sanctuary each year (as well as in many other Christian churches) is filled with symbolism. It is traditionally a circle of evergreens (representing eternal life) with four candles spaced evenly around it. The candles can be blue or purple. Traditionally, the first candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent and additional can-

dles are lit on the three following Sundays. The first candle is known as the Prophet Candle (sometimes, the Hope Candle) and represents the Jews’ hope for a Messiah. The second candle, the Bethlehem Candle (sometimes, the Peace Candle), recalls how Christ was humbly born in the small town of Bethlehem. See NEWS, page 16B


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Frankie Keller & Charlotte Pearsall sign there National Letters of intent

Audi of the Cape Fear “Miracles in Motion” Run, Walk, & Roll 5k & 1k Race February 16 Wilmington-The Cape Fear region’s first all accessible race, The Audi of the Cape Fear “Miracles In Motion” with Olsen Farms, will take place Sunday, February 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the Brax Stadium, PPD Miracle Field at Olsen Park (5510 Olsen Park Lane, first

right after Laney High School). The race is designed using the concept of the Miracle Field itself; providing for the fun and excitement of EVERY person, using whatever ability they have, to the greatest of his or her ability without impediments. See MIRAcLES, page 13B

yCC Beach Dash coming February 15th

(Pictured Above): Frankie Keller (Presbyterian College) and Charlotte Pearsall (East Carolina University) signed their National Letters of intent on Wednesday, 2/5/14 in the Ashley Cafeteria. Congratulations to both of these very special Ashley student-athletes for committing to be the best they can be.

girl’s varsity Team lock up 1st Place in the MidEastern Conference with Perfect 10-0 Record • 2/4 – Ashley 56 Hoggard 48 – Screaming Eagles Sophomore Chyna Cottom had 1 of those games she will remember for a long time this past Tuesday Night against cross town Rival. She posted almost half her teams rebounds and scored 18-points on her way to a double double. By the end of the 1st quarter the Eagles held on to a 3-point lead 12-9. However by halftime the Vikings were able to get to within a point of the Eagles after their offense picked up 16-points. After the halftime break Coach Gale’s speech must have fired up the Ladies because they came out of the break a whole new team forcing turnovers, while capitalizing on Viking Mistakes and by See Girls B-Ball, page 20B

The Wilmington Family YMCA is pleased to announce the 1st Annual YCC Beach Dash on Saturday, February 15th. Location of the race will be at Shell Island on Wrightsville Beach. This Beach Dash is a fun family friendly event for all ages! Every participant will receive a participation medal and the first 150 registrants receive a t-shirt! The YCC Beach Dash will have six obstacles and blast stations throughout the course. The six obstacles will consist of a tunnel crawl, noodle forest, agility run, wall climb, balance beam and slide. The blast stations are full of surprises that you will run into on race day! Registration is now open on keyword: YCC Beach Dash.This event is the ending of the 2013 YCC Run

Series and the beginning of the 2014 YCC Run Series. This yearlong series consists of nine events across Coastal Carolina. Seven 5ks, one 10k, and one family obstacle course. Participation is the key! The more races you run, the more the muscles burn, the faster the legs turn, the more points you earn! Take an adventure across Coastal Carolina ranging from Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Wilmington, and Jacksonville to compete alongside a variety of eager athletes of all ages. Points are earned by participation and by award placement. You must participate in 2 events to compete in the series. Join us at the YCC Beach Dash for your chance to start earning points for the YCC Run Series. 2013 See DASH, page 13B

10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run The 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run is back again in Carolina Beach on March 15, 2014. Early race registration is currently open through March 1 for the 5K and 10K at The cost to register early is $30 for the 5K/10K or $25 with a military or student ID. After March 1,

the cost to register increases to $35. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register, so don’t hesitate, because this year's design will be a must have! A popular registration option is creating or joining a team, special awards are given for team spirit, size and fastest time. All proceeds from regisSee LoTIDE, page 16B

SOCCER NEWS Soccer Spring League Sign-Ups End January 31st

Boy’s varsity Basketball Team defeat Hoggard for the 1st Time in 5 years ending 9 game Streak By: SHAWN R. MCKEE Staff Writer • 2/4 – Ashley 56 Hoggard 48 – The Eagles have been waiting for a long time for this, a win against Hoggard hasn’t come since 5 years and after a 15-9 1st quarter the home quarter was on their feet. The Eagles were able to follow up the 1st quarter once again outscoring the Vikings 10-9 giving them a 25-18 lead. Adter halftime the Vikings were able See Basketball, page 13B

Deadline for Pleasure Island Soccer Association’s (PISA) Spring league is January 31st. You can sign up any child from ages 3 to 18. For little ones this is a great way to learn structure and meet new friends, older kids will sharpen their skills and also benefit socially. PISA is well established in local recreation as well as their All-Star, Academy and Adult Leagues, they take pride in running a fare and honest association. In addition the league gives back to the community donating soccer gear including goals and balls to local schools. When you register all your child will need is shin guards and cleats, a com-

plete uniform including socks will be given to each player. Local sporting goods stores including Soccer Post and Play It Again Sports offer PISA players special discounts. To register visit PISA online at or cut out the registration form on page 9B. You can also register at the follow locations: Wednesday, January 22nd from 4-6pm at Michael’s Seafood, Thursday, January 23rd from 4-6pm at the Monkey Junction Chick-fil-a, Friday, January 24th from 46pm at the Soccer Post and Sunday, January 26th from 124pm at the Monkey Junction Buffalo Wild Wings.

BASEBALL NEWS Pleasure island youth Baseball Spring Registration Now Open Spring registration is now open for Pleasure Island Youth Baseball. The league is proud to announce their new website at The site offers tons of

useful features including a message board and online poll, this week’s question is “Who is your favorite MLB team?” Once Spring season starts teams, See Baseball, page 9B

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2014 youth Basketball League Regulars Season down to 3 games Left 6-8 Age Division - carolina Beach Reralty 19 cBPD 17, Lazy Pirate 24 Island Tackle & Hardware 11, Island Montessori School 10 P.I. Exercise club 9; 9-11 Age Division - kure Beach Pier 9 Hines Senior center 46, cB Downtown Initiative 12 cloudWyze 43, El cazador L Nikki’s Gourmet & Sushi W, cB Subway 32 Mid-Atlantic Drilling 31; 12-14 Age Division - Michael’s Seafood 33 American Legion 31, Superior Medical 23 costco 31; 15-17 Age Division - Allied Pest control 31 Blackburn Brothers Seafood 44, Hamm Hearing Aid 29 cBPD 45;

(Pictured Above & Below): CBDi vs. CloudWyze.

AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE Pleasure island Rec. Center’s youth Basketball FEBRUARy 13TH 6:30pm Superior Medical vs. American Legion P.I. Post 129 7:30pm Costco vs. Harbor Masters FEBRUARy 14TH 6:30pm C.B.P.D. vs. Blackburn Bros. Seafood 7:30pm Hamm Hearing Aids vs. Allied Pest Control FEBRUARy 15TH 9:00am CBPD vs. Island Montessori School 10:00am P.I. Exercise vs. Lazy Pirate 11:00am Carolina Beach Realty vs. Island Tackle & Hardware 1:00pm Kure Beach Pier vs. Hines Senior Center 2:00pm CB Downtown Initiative vs. CloudWyze 3:00pm El Cazador vs. Nikki’s Gourmet & Sushi 4:00pm CB Subway vs. Mid Atlantic Drilling

6-8 Year Old aGe diviSiOn (Pictured Above & Below): Hines Senior Center defeated Kure Beach Pier this past Saturday.

Name: Carolina Beach Realty Lazy Pirate CBPD P.i. Exercise Club island Tackle island Montessori

W/L 6-0 5-1 3-3 2-4 1-5 1-5

F 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 112 123 92 63 69 34

PA 66 72 57 58 104 110

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 6 1 -1 -3 -1 1

9-11 Year Old aGe diviSiOn Name: CloudWyze Hines Senior Center Niki’s gourmet & Sushi CB Downtown initiative El Cazador CB Subway Mid Atlantic Drilling Kure Beach Pier

W/L 6-0 4-2 4-2 3-3 3-3 2-4 2-4 0-6

F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 186 146 142 138 114 152 146 75

PA 99 126 92 139 104 159 126 230

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 6 -3 -2 2 2 1 -1 -6

12-14 Year Old aGe diviSiOn By: SHAWN R. MCKEE Staff Writer Week 6 12-14 Age Division • 6:30PM – Michael’s Seafood vs. American Legion Post 129 – After Michael’s Seafood broke out to a 4-point lead in the 1st quarter of this game they fell behind by halftime after American Legion

went on a 7-2 run in the 2nd quarter giving them a 13-12 lead by halftime. After halftime Michael’s was able to again regain the lead by a point after outscoring the American Legion 8-6 in the 3rd quarter. In the final quarter neither team could pull away from the other with Michael’s winning by a final score of 33-31. HIGHLIGHTS: American See PIYL, page 19B

Name: COSTCO Michael’s Seafood American Legion 129 Superior Medical

W/L 5-0 2-3 2-3 1-4

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 213 180 178 160

PTS 161 198 170 201

OT 0 0 0 0

SK 5 1 -2 -1

15-17 Year Old aGe diviSiOn Name: Blackburn Brothers Allied Pest Control CBPD Hamm Hearing Aids

W/L 5-1 3-3 3-3 0-5

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 285 264 276 212

PTS 211 273 259 294

OT 0 0 0 0

SK 5 -1 1 -5

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CAPT MiKE HARRiSON Lucy’s choice Bay charters

February 10, 2014 Can you remember what the weather was like last Saturday morning? Well I can. It was about 39 degrees and raining, and that’s the day Got-em-on Live Bait Club had planned their annual club Chowder cook-off at Snows Cut Park. And if you know the men and women of GEO, you know a little adverse weather isn’t going to get in the way of a fishing tournament or a party! The unwritten rule for the Cook-off is we set the date, reserve a pick-nic shelter, and if the gate ain’t chained shut on that day, we’re havin’ it! And have it we did. About a hundred brave members showed up to find two gas cookers warming a dozen or so pots of chowders, soups and stews. It was perfect for a cold, rainy winter day, and everyone was happy to be there! In addition to the chowder, soup, and desert competition,

the club uses that event to hand out awards for the previous year Chartbuster Tournament. “Chartbuster” is the year long club tournament where any member can enter any saltwater fish species, caught on live bait, and if it’s the largest, they win an award. Everyone has a chance to win, since you can enter any legal saltwater fish… Croaker, Pinfish, Ladyfish, Bluefish… Flounder, Whatever! It’s kinda like the State Citation program, except it’s Got-em-on managed and way more fun! There are men, women, and Jr angler divisions and a total of 31 awards were handed out Saturday. (‘Don’t have room to list them all here, but I think you can see the winners posted on the board at Island Tackle and Hardware.) Sincere thanks to all the folks at Got-em-on for bringing genuine smiles to so many people. I swear, I don’t know how they do it! Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

(Pictured Above): Brady Durham was a big winner in the got-em-on Chartbuster Tournament!

(Pictured Above): Kelly Cliver received a got-em-on award for her 25.4 lb King Mackerel

(Pictured Above): Some of the genuine smiles from got-em-on’s Chowder Cook-off.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Scholarships now Available Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an OutdoorsWoman (BOW) program. Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range from $10 to $225, depending on the duration and nature of the workshop. Funding assistance is provided through the Mel Porter Scholarship Fund, which is supported by contributions from previous BOW participants. The deadline for scholarship applications is two weeks prior to respective workshop dates. Preference is given to first-time participants who are full-time students, single parents of young children, and members of low-income households. Eligibility is determined by scholarship application and workshop registration. BOW is an international program for women, 18 and older, conducted in North Carolina through the Wildlife Commission. Upcoming BOW See Fly Fishing, page 16B

(Pictured Above): Scholarships are available to eligible participants interested in attending one of three Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops this spring, including a FlyFishing Weekend at Davidson River Campground in Brevard.

Wildlife Commission Adds No-Wake Zone Boundaries to Online Boating Map The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has added no-wake zone boundaries for all public water bodies to its online interactive Boating Access Area map. No-wake zones are areas where vessels are required to

travel at a speed that creates no appreciable wake. Although many people associate no-wake zones with coastal waters, these zones can be found on many public bodies of water across the state and at

Commission-owned or managed boat ramps. Boaters can find nowake zones on the map by zooming in on a body of water. The no-wake zones, depicted in tan, can be selected to view See No WAkE, page 17B

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giRL SCOUT NEWS it’s more than what’s in the box: THE GIRL ScoUT cookIE PRoGRAM’S 5 SkILLS

RALEIGH, N.C. — Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines will celebrate the Girl Scout cookie program Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, in conjunction with National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, established by Girl Scouts of the USA to help more learn about the “5 Skills” of the cookie program. The world’s largest girlled business, the nearly $800million cookie program aims to teach girls five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills. When girls sell Girl Scout cookies, they learn to set goals and meet deadlines. They learn how to handle money and make decisions about how to use it. Girls learn to talk and listen to all kinds of people and learn to work well with others. “These are more than just cookies, they’re opportunities,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “By creating a plan, interacting with customers, and working as part

of a team, girls learn the five skills which are essential aspects to leadership, to success, and to life.” Over 1,500 troops are participating in the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Sale program with the North Carolina Coastal Pines council which supports 41 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. All money earned through the cookie program stays local to benefit the many activities and community service projects that the girls participate in. It’s more than what’s in the box. This year, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines offers eight cookie varieties: Thin Mints, Caramel deLites®, Peanut Butter Patties®, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Thanks-A-Lot™, Lemonades™, and the new Cranberry Citrus Crisp. The price per box is $3.50. In addition to these mainstays, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is also one 20 councils piloting the new Gluten-free Chocolate Chip See ScoUTS, page 9B

CBES PTO Bingo Returns March 21st

Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO is preparing for their popular BINGO Night to be held this Friday, March 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All our invited to come out and enjoy an evening of FUN and FABULOUS Prize Baskets!

Bring your appetite because the PTO will be serving up hot, fresh Pizza, Hot Dogs and Popcorn along with refreshments and Cotton Candy! All proceeds from the evening will be donated back to the school’s PTO.

Easy Ways yOU Can Support Carolina Beach Elementary If you want to find a way to do your part to support Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO by simply doing your everyday activities, look no further! Here are a few ways you

can do your part! Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels: Please cut the Box Top's for Education from your food items See SUPPoRT, page 16B

Spirit Merchandise On Sale Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO is still selling items several items to show your school spirit! From magnets to pencils and tote bags to insulated cups there is a little something for

everyone. The new school log features the school’s mascot a starfish. The story behind the starfish is as follows: One day a man was walking along the beach See SPIRIT, page 9B

Fuzzy Peach of Carolina Beach to Host Spirit Night Feb. 20th

This Thursday, February 20th the Fuzzy Peach of Carolina Beach will host Spirit Night for Carolina Beach Elementary School. Bring out the entire family for a sweet treat while supporting your local school as a por-

tion of the evenings proceeds will benefit the school’s PTO. For more information, please check-out our website by clicking on “EVENTS”, then “PTO” on school’s website at

4th Annual Holland Hustle to be held Sunday, April 6th

Organizers of the Annual Holland Hustle ask you mark your calendars for Sunday, April 6th’s event. The race will include a 5K run/walk event and 1.2 mile fun run with race proceeds benefiting Carolina Beach Elementary School Music, Technology and Physical Education programs

in memory of CBES teachers Vickie Holland and Paula Holland. Together, the two dedicated sixty years to the school. In addition, a portion will go to help the Physical Education department. For more updates on the Holland Hustle keep your eyes peeled to the Gazette!

Parent/Student info Night for Ashley High School’s Marine Science Academy to be helf Feb 18 Is your student interested in learning more about marine science and its many career possibilities? Save the date of the third Tuesday evening in February for an information session for students and parents who want to consider Ashley High School's Marine Science Academy. A short program presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Brochures and applications will also be available.

The event will be held at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Marine Science located at 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane off of Masonboro Loop Road on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Marine Science Academy is open to all students in New Hanover County. For more information, contact Mrs. Sandra Cecelski at Ashley, (910) 790-2360.

NHCS ANNOUNCES COUNTy MATHCOUNTS® COMPETiTiON RESULTS Middle school students from across the district participated in New Hanover County Schools’ (NHCS) county level MATHCOUNTS® competition on Friday, February 7, 2014. Daniel Cheng, a student from Roland-Grise Middle School was the top overall scorer. The Roland-Grise Middle School

team is coached by Christy Kornegay. Coach Amy Yarborough's team from Noble Middle School was the first place team overall and consisted of the following students: Ben Davis, Melanie Su, Jason Blaisdell, and Jack Farmer. Holly Shelter Middle

School, coached by Regina Connors, came in second place. Holly Shelter's team members are: Ben Latter, Gautum Vemury, Kendall Scott and David Shin Devin Bonifacius from Trask Middle School was the “countdown round” winner. The Trask team is coached by

Diana Woodlock. The county level competition serves as a practice for all math teams. Each middle school team will compete in the regional MATHCOUNTS® competition on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Cape Fear Community College's North Campus.


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Feel good Flow vinyasa yoga Mandy Nicolau and Beth Cline are instructing an alllevel Yoga Class! During this practice, the asanas (postures) are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. You will not only enjoy the muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and stress reduction that all yoga has to offer but also get the added cardiovascu-

lar benefits from the continuous movements. Join Beth every Tuesday and Mandy every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Cost is only $6.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional questions, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Carolina Beach Aerobics The class is a total body workout that combines a 30minute aerobics segment, along with a weight and abdominal workout. Please bring your own 4-6 pound dumbbells if you have them. This class is a fun and energizing way to exercise for all ages. The class is

held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 am. Cost is $2.00 per participant. This is a great way to burn off those extra calories and stay in shape. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Center Staff at 458-2977.

Zumba® with Lauren Lauren Avery is teaching Zumba® classes at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center! Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easyto-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Participants achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarat-

ing hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing movements. Join us Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm for Zumba® Fitness. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Kids’ Fitness Join Kim Dalton for our new Kids’ Fitness class! Kids’ Fitness will provide children with the opportunity to engage in active play through organized cooperative games and fun activities. Classes meet every

Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. This class is perfect for participants ages 5 - 10. Check out our end of January special: cost is only $5.00 per participant! For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Zumba gold© This class is great for Zumba© beginners and participants that like a slower pace. Kathy Senna is instructing classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am in our basketball courts. Kathy is a retired Health and Physical Education teacher with 36 years experience and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science. Zumba Gold© is a lower impact, easy-to-follow,

Latin-inspired dance fitnessparty that keeps you in the groove of life. Cost is only $6.00 per participant or you can purchase a 5-class package for only $25.00. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

P.i. Exercise Class is Back P.I. Exercise class is back in full swing at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center. Join Jean Martin for our low impact aerobics class. This class incorporates a warm-up, stretching, balancing, strength training, back strengthening and a cool down. Class meets

every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Cost is only $1.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Mini Monet’s Art Classes The Recreation Center is offering kids art class! Instructor Jennie Wenk is leading classes every Wednesday, starting September 11th, from 4:15 - 4:45 pm. Art projects are designed to promote cognitive development, encourage fine motor skills and enhance critical thinking. The lessons are created to encourage creative

expression and to supplement the NC Arts Education Curriculum. New Students can join classes at anytime and Mini Monet’s is designed for ages 3 – 12. To sign up or get more information, contact Wenk at Jennie or (910) 399 – 1708. Please visit for more information.

youth valentine’s Dance to be held February 15 from 6:30-9pm The Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Department are inviting all children ages 6 – 12 to join us at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center for our Youth Valentine’s Dance. We will have raffle prizes and a danceoff with prizes. DJ Tommy Gunn of Jammin’ 99.9 will be spinning the tunes. The Dance will be held Saturday, February 15th, 2014

from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Entry Fee: $2.00 per child plus at least two canned food items (price includes 1 slice of pizza and 1 drink). Extra Refreshments: $1.00 per slice and .50¢ per drink. Parents must come into the Recreation Center to pick up their child by 9:00 pm SHARP! For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458- 2977.

Join Sarah Herzog for our new youth Class Lil’ Cooks Kitchen Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Cooking Class! This class is designed for all children ages 6 and up. The Mission of Lil' Cook's Kitchen is to expand a child's idea of food by emphasizing the benefits and joys of cooking fresh, colorful and nutritious vegetables, grains and proteins. At Lil' Cook's, we use the kitchen as a creative art studio to teach children how to nourish their bodies from the inside out. Let your child become a kitchen artist and explore the never-ending realm of possibilities in the kitchen.

This program offers opportunities for kids ages 6 and up to explore new foods and ingredients through beginner knife skills, proper food handling, introduction to the chemistry of cooking and exploration of global cuisine and food traditions. Classes will meet on Monday, February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. Class meets from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Cost is $80.00 per participant for the entire month (includes 4 classes). Additional siblings receive a discount of $75.00. Pre-Registration is See cookS, page 17B

Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Class Join Darlene Smithson for dance, fun and fitness with our Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Class!!!! This class incorporates a warm-up, cardio dance routines, fullbody strength training workout and a cool down. We offer a low-impact or high-impact option—so all participants are welcome to attend! We offer

two different payment options: only $6.00 per class or pay just $40.00 for unlimited monthly classes! Classes are every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:15 am – 9:15 am. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

FREE Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Join Darlene Smithson for a FREE Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Class!!!! This FREE class will be on Thursday, December 19th from 8:00 – 9:00 am. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to class.

This class incorporates a warmup, cardio dance routines, fullbody strength training workout and a cool down. We offer a low-impact or high-impact option—so all participants are welcome to attend! For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Booty Camp Join Christina Dees for our class that focuses on working the booty along with an overall “total fit” and core workout. Each class is different and uses a wide variety of workout equipment: Stretchy Bands, Pilates Balls, Body Bars, Medicine Balls, Hand Weights and Balance Discs. An assortment of circuits will add mixture to your boring old workout routines! While this is a high intensity workout, exercises

can be modified to fit any fitness level. Classes take place every Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00 am and every Wednesday from 10:45 - 11:45 am. Cost is $6.00 per person or you can purchase a 5-Class package for only $25.00! Participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Power yoga with Beth Cline Starting in January, join Beth as we offer our Sunday Power Yoga Class! This class is a flow combining breath with movement. Focus will be on core, strength building postures with isometric holds and dynamic flows. Class will meet every

Sunday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Cost is only $8.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

introduction to yoga Please join us for our Introduction to Yoga Class! Instructor Tamara Cairns will teach you yoga basics as you take an hour for yourself, slowing down life’s pace and learning the fundamentals of this ancient healing art. This class focuses on yoga postures, breath work and all yoga essentials are introduced and explored in a calm and nur-

turing environment. Classes are every Friday from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class beginning. Cost is $8.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

REPoRT cARDS from page 7B Report Card include: • NHCS’ percentage of students scoring at or above grade level on the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests were higher than the state average for both reading and math for each tested grade level. • NHCS’ percentage of students scoring at or above grade level on the North Carolina End-of-Course Tests were higher than the state average in all three subjects, English II,

Math I (previously called Algebra I), and Biology. • Elementary schools in NHCS had a 95% attendance rate; middle and high schools in NHCS had a 94% attendance rate. “Even with the changes to testing standards, the district posted a strong performance overall, ranking higher than the state average in just about every category,” remarked Dr. Tim Superintendent Markley. “Obviously, there is

still much work to be done as we strive to continue to lead the state in the face of new, more challenging standards.” In order to keep improving test scores, the NHCS Instructional Services Department has starting implementing the Read to Achieve program, a program designed to ensure that every student reads at or above grade level by the end of the third grade. NHCS is also continuing in the process of implementing a vari-

ety of strategies to decrease the achievement gap between African American students and their peers. For more information regarding NHCS’ Report Card, or to see the full report online, please visit You may also contact Karen Greene, Director of Testing and Accountability, at 910-2544255 or

PoEM from page 1B brate the creativity of poets on Pleasure Island. All entries for the first edition will be limited to residents or part-time residents of the Island. A panel of volunteers will make the final decision on which poems will be included based on availability of space – we will try to be as inclusive as possible. Please understand that this is a volunteer effort and that we will be learning as we go on how to best celebrate poetry on Pleasure Island. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON A COVER PAGE or EMAIL WITH YOUR SUBMISSION. Please type it and proofread it. It is very important

that the information you provide us is correct. If, for any reason, you think that your email address may change in the coming months, please provide us with an alternate email so that you will be sure to receive any GOOD NEWS that we may be sending you! Your FULL NAME, Your EMAIL PRIMARY ADDRESS, Your STATE & COUNTRY LIST TITLES of the poems you are submitting (up to 2): Title 1, Title 2. PROVIDE PERMISSION FOR PLEASURE ISLAND POETRY ANTHOLOGY TO PUBLISH YOUR WORK IN OUR 2014 POETRY ANTHOLOGY should it be selected: I hereby give Pleasure Island Poetry

Anthology permission to publish the poems I have submitted (titles listed above) should they be selected as part of the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology. I understand that the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology may be copyrighted in the United States by Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology as a COLLECTION OF SELECTED POETRY, and that I will retain all individual rights to my works outside of that collection. PRINT YOUR FULL NAME, SIGN YOUR FULL NAME, DATE. OPTIONAL: Your WEBSITE URL may also be included if you have one. Your website information will be published if you provide it—so please include it if you would

like that information available to readers. STAPLE your completed cover page and poems together if you are submitting via mail. Your cover page should be on top, followed by your poems. Put everything in ONE envelope, attach appropriate postage, and MAIL TO: Island Poetry Pleasure Anthology 920 Riptide Lane Carolina Beach, NC 28428. Email submissions to: Please note that by submitting your poems to us, you are giving Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology permission to publish your original poetry in our 2014 Poetry Anthology should it be chosen as a selected poem.

MEETING from page 2B • Monday, March 17, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm. Richard Neal, owner of the Frying Pan Light Tower will share some video clips and images of the facility over the years as well as during the current restoration. Monday April 21, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm Civil War historian, Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort

Fisher:1861-1864. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Chris. Monday May 19, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-900 pm. Daniel Norris, publisher and author, will talk about his new book on the iconic Boardwalk establishment, Britt’s. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Daniel. Monday June 17, 2014: Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members. ALSO UPCOMING! Saturday, March 22, 2014 Walking Tour of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle 2pm-4pm. $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point History Center. 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Call 910-458-0502 to reserve your

place. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach

SPIRIT from page 7B when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is

up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up anoth-

er starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I made a difference for that one.” Items can be purchased at the school before classes start. For more information contact Carolina Beach Elementary at (910)458-4340.

PRoMISE from page 3B face of unimaginable loss. Bonnie Floyd’s father and stepmother had been living a dream life—serving as caretakers of a private tropical island and traveling the world in a sailboat. That life was cut short when three young men boarded their yacht as it was anchored off the coast of Antigua. Determined that there should be no witnesses to their theft and brutality, the assailants shot all four people on board. For several years prior to that terrible day in 1994, Bonnie and her husband, Donnie, had been seizing every opportunity to share their faith with her parents. “I had done all I knew to do to share with them. They had come a long way in their views of God. They acknowledged his hand at work in their lives and in ours, and they were never against a suggestion to pray,” Bonnie recalls. “To this day I can still see the intensity in my father’s blue eyes and the assurance on his face when he said, ‘I

promise you, if I ever get into a position where I fear for my life, I will pray, but I have never been, nor will I ever be in a position where I am not in total control.’” Within six months, Bonnie’s parents were dead. In the coming months and years, as God began to reveal what really happened that night in Antigua, Bonnie found not just the assurance that she would see her parents again in heaven, but also the power to forgive. Bound to a Promise includes the fascinating account of the Antiguan trial that brought her parents’ killers to justice, featuring some dashing Scotland Yard detectives, a criminal in search of redemption, and many other memorable characters from the island. Bonnie’s colorful descriptions of her parents’ adventures abroad and her time in Antigua lighten the mood and add a touch of travelogue to the true crime drama. In a truly inspirational twist, Bonnie arranges a meeting with one of

the confessed attackers, a man who would eventually claim her as family. As a speaker, Bonnie has shared her story with thousands of people—particularly women—across the country. Many of them can relate to the obstacles she overcame early in life. Bonnie was a young teenager when her parents divorced and her beloved father left. By the time she reached her 20s, she had grown accustomed to a feeling of abandonment. “It was obvious when people leave me, they don’t come back.” Bonnie remembers. “Every boy or man I had ever loved had broken my heart. With a track record like that, I was in desperate need for unconditional love.” Bonnie finally found the love she was looking for during her journey of faith; her daily efforts to share the promise of that love with others are the common threads woven through each chapter of Bound to a Promise and what drives Bonnie in her life today.

ScoUTS from page 7B Shortbread cookie. This glutenfree option sells for $5.00 a box. “Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is a great opportunity to share the fun and excitement of the Girl Scout Cookie Program,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “As we celebrate the 97th anniversary of Girl Scout Cookies, it’s important to remember supporting the program helps girls build a lifetime of skills and confidence.” Join in to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend by supporting local girls and ordering cookies. For more details on the Girl Scout Cookie Program or to find cookies near you, visit for the Cookie Booth Locator or download the free Girl Scout Cookie Locator app for iPhone and Android users from the app store. About Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for

girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves more than 28,000 girl members and more than 10,000 adult members in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. (Counties are: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin,

Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.) The council's administrative headquarters is located in Raleigh, with additional program and service centers located in Fayetteville and Goldsboro. For more information on membership or volunteer opportunities, call 800284-4475 or visit

Gazette, February BASEBALL from page 4B schedules, game results, and standings options will be active. Register online at or stop by the

12th, 2014 9B Carolina Beach Recreation Center located behind the Town Hall building for a hard copy. You can also find Pleasure Island Youth Baseball on Facebook!

VALENTINE’S from page 18B the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $8 ages 13-61; $7 ages 62 and older; $6 ages 312. Free admission for: chil-

dren 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information:

MEMoRIAL, from page 3B brief and beautiful service of music, prayer and reflection. In a time of year that is often filled with very busy schedules and long to-do lists, we invite you to step into this tranquil, reflective space and prepare for Christ’s coming through worship and prayer. • Tuesday, Dec. 24 - 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service (candlelight) and 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service • Christmas Day - Traditional Christmas Dinner - Meat will be provided; bring a side dish.

For planning purposes, call Anne (520-2710) to make a reservation or for more details. • Sunday Schedule - 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship and 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:00 Youth Group Have you passed by Kure Memorial lately? If so, you may have seen the sign inviting people to write their prayers on the sidewalk with chalk. If you have a special concern or prayer and write it on the sidewalk, it will be incorporated into our Sunday prayers. You can also call the church office with special prayer concerns.


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Gazette, February 12th, 2014 Basketball from page 4B to get right back in the game outscoring the Eagles outscoring the Eagles and 15-11 bringing the score to 36-33. In the final quarter the Eagles offense picked up 19-points as the home court erupted by the final buzzer. HIGHLIGHTS: Ryan Keller Season High 20-points, Tyree Garthright 12, Jake Stinnett 9, Trey Williford 7,Eli Prindable 5, and David Hicks 2. • 2/5 – Ashley 49 Topsail 42

– the Eagles got off to a good start in this game outscoring Topsail 15-7 in the 1st quarter. However Topsail never gave up and cut a point off the Eagles lead going into halftime 24-17. After halftime the Priates continued to fight knocking another point off the Eagles lead now at 36-30 going into that final quarter. In the final quarter Topsail was desperately looking for their 1st Mid-Eastern Conference win of the season, but the Eagles were continued

not to let that happen and took the win 49-42. HIGHLIGHTS: Ryan Keller had 11, David Hicks 10, Tyre Gathright 8, Jake Stinnet and Josh Smiley, Eli Prindable 3, andTrey Williford and Ramy Sharat 2points each, and Austin Henderson had a point. • 2/8 – Ashley 41 New Hanover 68 – The Wild Cats jump all over the Eagles in the 1st half of this game outscoring the Eagles 20-2 in the 1st quarter before extending that lead to

MIRAcLES from page 4B The race, timed by GOTime, race management, will begin with the gun from Wilmington’s newly crowned Miss Outstanding Teen, Miss Kenzie Hansley, whose platform has been the Miracle League and Special Olympics at 2:00 on the PPD Miracle Field. The race course will utilize the paved surfaces in and around Olsen Park. At the conclusion of the race, Audi of the Cape fear will feature a photo booth for all the racers to have their picture taken, there will be prizes for the top racers from LM Restaurants and a feast of snacks from Buffalo Wild Wings along with accessible games and pick up sports provided by the students from UNCW Leadership, Special Education and Recreational Therapy. Community Partners: UCP/Easter Seals of Wilmington, Coastal Therapeutic Riding Center, Special Olympics and more will be on hand with tents to give out information to participants as well! Registration for the race is open at: Or by going to the Miracle League Website and clicking on the race link: We are so grateful for our sponsors for this event! The Audi of the Cape Fear, Olsen Farms, Katherine McKenzie, Murchison, Taylor, and Gibson, Bayada Health, Go-Time,Cape Fear Pediatric, CBS WILM, Buffalo Wild Wings, LM Restaurants, KidsVilleNews, Sweet and Savory Staff, Sweet and Savory, Hampton Inn Landfall Park and Suites, Judy Girdard, Maxim Health, PortCityRadio,,Wilmington Treatment Center, UCP/Easter Seals of Wilmington, NHC Special Olympics, Shipman and Wright, LLP, and VIP Limo and VIP Party Bus About the Miracle League and Access Wilmington: The Grand Opening for the Brax Stadium PPD Miracle Field and the Kiwanis Miracle

Playground at Olsen Park took place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Wilmington. The field has a special rubberized turf playing surface that enables individuals with mobility issues to participate in a variety of different sports. Bases are inlaid to allow participants utilizing wheelchairs and other mobility devices freedom to navigate. Unlike miracle fields in other parts of the country, the Wilmington field was built to accommodate adults as well as children. Users of the field include children from special

education classes, nursing home residents, veterans programs participants including Wounded Warriors and Special Olympics athletes. Adjacent to the Miracle Field is the Kiwanis Miracle Playground which is the largest accessible playground in the southeast. Earlier this year, 150 volunteers came out for playground build day. The playground was funded with a combination of Wilmington and New Hanover County bond funds, donations from the local Kiwanis Club and Wilmington Believes in Miracles campaign.

DASH from page 4B award winners will receive their prize at this event. If you would like more information contact Krystal Hancox at the YMCA at 251- 9622 Ext 266 or visit our website

36-7 by halftime. After halftime the Eagles were able to get their offense going but were still outscored by the Wild Cats 16-12. In the final quarter the Eagles offense got started picking up 22, but it wasn;t enough to make up for the previous 3 quarters and the Eagles lost by a final score of 68-41. HIGHLIGHTS: Austin Henderson had 19-points 15 in the 4th quarter, Jake Stinnett 9, Josh Smiley 7, Eli Prindable 3, Ryan Kelly 2, and Trey WIllford 1.



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Gazette, February 12th, 2014


16B Gazette, February 12th, 2014 chowder-tasting (and voting) ChowDEr from page 1B the Band will conclude at 5:00 between 11:30am and 4:00pm, pm. During the Chowder Cook- but make sure to arrive early Off, enjoy live music and while the chowder is abun-

dant. Contestants will be judged for “People’s Choice” “Judges Choice” “Best Decorated” and “Most

Enthusiastic.” For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at

SUPPorT from page 7B and send them to your child's classroom. We will receive money to purchase equipment for school. Visit for more information. Food Lion: Link your MVP card at Food Lion and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. To register for the program ,

call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can register, too! Visit for more information. Harris Teeter: Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. Before your sale is processed you must mention your school code, 4714. Visit

ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more information. Target: Target will donate 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa or your Target Guest Card to our school. On the Target site type in our school name. Visit rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR D03-001811 for more information. Used or new technology

needed! CBES PTO is looking for anyone willing to donate iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook devices for our students to use for educational purposes. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. A donation is tax deductible. If your child doesn’t attend school but you would like to help, you may drop off your any of the above at the front counter during regular school hours.

Faith-Support from page 3B Church” Lynch added that he hopes “the FairMormon Support Forum can be a safe and trustworthy place where no question is off the table but where the focus is always on growing to a position confidence and faith in the authenticity claims of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” In addition to launching FairMormon Support,

FairMormon has also revised all of its websites in order to make information more accessible to those who have questions or doubts about their faith or the Church. FairMormon Support is one part of the collection of these various websites. Participants can be anonymous if they wish, to post various questions, and to join a community that has experience in dealing with tough issues and also under-

stands the emotional struggle a trial of faith can pose. Those who want to join or to learn more can visit FairMormon FairMormon is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing well-documented, faithful answers to critical questions regarding LDS doctrine, belief and practice. Along with FairMormon Support, FairMormon also sponsors an annual conference, produces an award-winning

podcast, gospel study aids and hosts the world’s largest database of faithful answers to critical questions. FairMormon can be found at and is supportive of, but not officially endorsed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint - See more at: pressreleases. fairmormon-creates-faith-support-website/#sthash. TlpWUs6x.dpuf

CAr Show from page 1B cialty awards will also be given. In addition to all of the prizes given out to those who are in the car show there will also be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, Live music by the “Coco Loco Band” and door prizes

available to everyone in attendance. If you would like to find out more about the Sun Coast Cruisers Club and the Back to the Beach 2014 Car Show please visit them on the web at, facebook or give them a call at (910) 707-0060.

NEwS from page 3B The third candle, the Shepherd Candle (sometimes, the Joy Candle), represents the joy of the shepherds upon learning of the birth of Jesus. This candle is sometimes pink or rose-colored. The 4th candle, the Angel Candle, recalls the Angel Gabriel’s message to

Mary that she would bear God’s child and also the angels who announced Christ’s birth. Sometimes a fifth candle is added, traditionally in the middle of the wreath, which is white and is called the Christ Candle. It is lit during the Christmas Eve service or on Christmas Day.

ASK AQUA from page 8B salamanders; Reptiles Turtles, alligators, snakes; Invertebrates – Sea urchins, starfish, crabs Cost: $205.00 for up to 12 children and 12 adults, $10.00 for each additional child, $6.00 for each additional adult Time

Length: 2 hours. Registration Information Please contact Special Activities Coordinator at 910458-8257 ext 206 or via email: m to schedule a birthday party for your child. Parties are recommended for ages 4-10.

FLy FiShiNg from page 6B workshops for which scholarship money is available include: Fly-Fishing Basics, March 22, at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville; FlyFishing Weekend, April 4-6, at Davidson River the Campground, Brevard; and, an OutdoorsBecoming WomanWeekend, April 11-13, at the Eastern 4-H Center, Columbia.

“Scholarships have helped women take part in rewarding, confidence-building experiences they otherwise couldn’t afford,”said BB Gillen, state BOW coordinator. “These are partial scholarships only, based on need. Recipients are asked to pay the remainder of the registration fee.” More information is available by contacting Gillen at 919-218-3638 or

LoTiDE from page 4B tration fees, sponsors and individual donors are distributed to recipients selected by the volunteer board of directors to assist local cancer victims in financial need. On March 19, 2005, the first St. Patrick’s LoTide Run was a wonderful success. Unfortunately, Steve lost his battle with cancer in May 2005, but this event lives on his name continuing to provide aid and financial support to area residents battling cancer. The recipients are New Hanover County residents diagnosed

with cancer and are without medical insurance or in financial need. All donations are tax deductible. More than $53,000 was distributed directly to sixteen recipients from the proceeds of last year’s race. The impact in their lives of getting much needed financial help from their community is worth running for. The 10th annual race would not be possible without the continued support of our amazing sponsors, the growing number of participants, and our loyal volunteers.

hEArT from page 2B porate or personal gifts, or time as a volunteer, please contact Heather Blount at 910.256.2624, or visit AAHPCR located at 1808 Sir Tyler Drive in Wilmington. ABOUT CARE - Atlantic Animal Hospital formed the entirely volunteer based 501(c)(3) Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) to provide the resources to treat injured or ill homeless and rescued animals until they are well enough to be placed up for adoption. While there are many excellent non-profit groups in our community that rescue and

re-home dogs and cats, they lack the funds and facilities to treat rescued animals with serious illness or injuries. An inordinate number of animals are euthanized every year, not only because there are not enough people willing or able to adopt a rescue animal, but also due to the lack of medical care available to homeless animals. CARE’s immediate goal is to expand services to help more animals in need. This estimated $2 million endeavor includes future plans to build the first and only veterinarian run, nokill animal shelter in Eastern North Carolina.

cookS from page 8B required. Registration forms are available on our website and at the Recreation Center. Price includes all supplies and food. Menu: Feb 3rd = homemade “hot pockets”, Feb 10th = homemade meatballs and marinara, Feb 17th = enchiladas and

Feb 24th = sushi (no raw fish). Menu may change or alter based on class attendance or ingredient availability. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977 or visit

PoLAR from page 1B are accepted and respected in their communities. The benefits of participation in Special Olympics for people with intellectual disabilities include improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, a more positive selffriendships, and image, increased family support. Special Olympics athletes carry these benefits with them into their daily lives at home, in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Families who participate become stronger as they learn a greater appreciation of their athlete's talents. Special Olympics believes that competition among those of equal

abilities is the best way to test its athletes' skills, measure their progress and inspire them to grow. Special Olympics believes that its program of sports training and competition helps our athletes become physically fit and grow mentally, socially, and spiritually. Special Olympics believes that consistent training is required to develop sports skills. The Spirit of Special Olympicsskill, courage, sharing and joy transcends boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, race or religion. For more information or to register for the 10th Annual Polar Plunge and 5K Run-N-Plunge visit or call (910)341-7253.

MEAL from page 2B donating his time and talent to help out the homebound elderly! We are having a two-day event this year which will include a Disco Night at the Lazy Pirate, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach where there will be a “Disco Night Meet and Greet” with a silent auction. Come dressed to impress in your disco attire. There will be prizes all night! Our sponsors will be recognized during this event beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday evening. On Saturday, June 14, we board the Royal Winner Princess in Carolina Beach at 6:15 returning at 9:30 pm to Carolina Beach. Expect spectacular entertainment, back-up dancers for Mr. Jones, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and dancing, along with a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $40.00. Cruise is 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Suggested age is 12 and up and minors must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to Meals

on Wheels Council Inc., and Only 225 Tickets will be SOLD! TICKET IS REQUIRED TO BOARD THE BOAT. Cash or Checks Only! Checks should be written to Meals on Wheels Council, Inc., P. O. Box 3593, Wilmington, NC 28401. If you remember “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.”, Don’t Miss the Boat! If you do, you will miss America’s favorite Disco Cowboy! The Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. welcomes your participation as a sponsor for the event. We rely on donations such as yours to continue to operate. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition and tickets for the cruise (based on sponsorship level). With your assistance, the Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. can continue to experience success with this event to better serve our homebound clients. For more information, you may contact 910-508-8672 fjacobs@ or 910-458-5962 or

AQUARIUM from page 2B Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHiND THE SCENES TOUR - Saturdays, January 25 at 11:15 a.m. and Sundays, January 26 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied

by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E - R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • ExTENDED BEHiND THE SCENES TOUR - Friday, January 31 at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, January 15, 22, and 29 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant.

ART MUSEUM, from page 2B CAM Café: Dec. 24 & 25 and Jan. 1. NOTE: Cameron Art Museum online domain and email accounts will now be .org, so is the website address and all email will follow this same domain of .org beginning January 1, 2014. This reflects our ongoing nonprofit designation. • MUSEUM SCHOOL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS OPEN REGISTRATION NOW: www.cameronart Sign up for 6 week classes and/or 1 to 2-Day workshops in drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, art history, copper repousse and artistic journal keeping. Beginners are always welcome to sign up! For more information contact Keith Butler at 910.395.5999 ext. 1008. • PUBLIC PROGRAMS: GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers - Sunday Dec. 29, 2013 - NEW! 1:30 pm Instruction for beginners and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Songbooks provided, beginners welcome! Free and open to the public, donations appreciated - Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall - Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers presents a traditional Sacred Harp Singing and invite you to join in the music. This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of an 1844 songbook called The Sacred Harp. Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. Surviving as a living tradition in parts of the South, notably Georgia and Alabama, Sacred Harp music has been discovered by new generations of singers who have spread the heritage across North America and to Australia and Europe. The music is loud, vigorous and intense. It is meant to be sung, not just observed. No previous experience is necessary. Learn more about Sacred Harp singing at and this singing at . Held in collaboration with WHQR. - JAZZ @ THE CAM Series - A concert series by the Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society ( September 2013 – April 2014 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm - 1st Thursday of each month CAM, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall Individual: CAM/CFJS Members: $8.00 Non-members: $12.00 Students: $5.00 with valid ID The fourth season of the popular seven concert series offers a mixture of new and familiar musicians performing a range of jazz genres for your listening pleasure. Purchase seats on CAM’s webs i t e :, by phone or at the door. *Special 2nd Thursday date MIDDAY RETREAT! HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Meet again beginning Wed., Jan. 8! Yoga and T’ai Chi at the Cameron Art Museum. Yoga: ThursdayMidday, noon to 1:00 pm, Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. T’ai Chi: Wednesday-Midday, noon to 1:00 pm - Join in a soothing retreat sure to charge you up while you relax in a beautiful, comfortable setting. These sessions are ongoing and are open

to beginner and experienced part i c i p a n t s . iving CAM CAFÉ - Come sample CAM Café’s new fall lunch menu of fresh and seasonal delights 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday, Thursday Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sunday Brunch 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Stop by and enjoy drinks, appetizers, or a great meal. Every Thursday evening Chef Jessica Cabo creates specialty dishes with organic ingredients from NC farms. Reservations are appreciated and suggested: 910.777.2363. Visit to see the new lunch offerings. EXHIBITIONS at the CAM: Diane Landry: The Cadence of All Things On View thru January 12, 2014. Diane Landry (Canadian, b. 1958) is one of Canada's foremost installation artists: her work is exhibited throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. The artist employs everyday objects, sound, light and shadow in her evocative constructions. Her inspiration is the rhythms of the world. From Earth’s orbit around the sun providing cycle of seasons, to the planet’s rotation, creating the periodicity of day and night, to the very beat of the human heart, with systolic and diastolic movements of blood, existence is about the cadences of all things. Cadence includes work created 1992- 2013. CAMorganized with exhibition catalogue. Art Among Friends: Four Collections of American Art Nov. 23 thru Feb. 16, 2014. The exhibition features paintings and drawings from four private collections in North Carolina showing the evolution during 1880s1940s of painting in America. This lush exhibition includes work by John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, John Sloan, Milton Avery and other prominent American Impressionists and Urban Realists. Curated by Jonathan Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum in Charlotte and organized by the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. Cameron Art Museum Galleries Open on Thursday Evenings. Open late Thursday Evenings until 9:00 pm .CAM Members: NO COST | NonMembers: $8 | Students w/id $5, Seniors and Active Military | Children 2-12 $3. Join friends or bring the family and enjoy viewing current exhibitions in the Hughes Wing and Brown Wing each week. ABOUT THE CAMERON ART MUSEUM: Cameron Art Museum is located at the corner of South 17th Street and Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, NC. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am5:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am –9:00 pm, Museum admission is: Museum members no cost $8 Non-members $5 Students with valid student identification card, active military (with ID) and Seniors (65+) $3 Children age 2 -12 For updated information on programs, exhibitions, classes and events, visit or call 910.395.5999.

Gazette, February 12th, 2014 17B All results and ladder informaWoMEN from page 2B Kure Beach is developing a tion will be posted on the tennis ladder. The Level of play Display Board near the tennis will be 2.5 to 4.0. The format courts. Please send your name will be a 2 out of 3 sets with a and level to Bob Fitzsimons at ten point tiebreaker. It will be a one of the two addresses below. singles format. Both players The cost is just $5.00. bring a can of tennis ball and the Checks made payable to Town winner gets the unopened can. of Kure Beach. For more inforPlay will be on any courts mation or questions call Bob at that both players agree. You either (910) 458-8216 or (910) may challenge up or down three 200-6025. Tell your friends people. Failure to accept the about the ladder and get them to challenge will put the challenger sign up also. The more the merin your spot and you move r i e r ! down one spot. The starting, date will be March 15, 2014. or bobfitzsimons@ No WAkE from page 6B more information about them. “This is the first time we’ve mapped no-wake zones,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of and Lands Engineering Management. “This new feature added to the Boating Access Area map will be useful for boaters who want to know where the zones are, particularly if they’re already out on the water, using a smart phone or other mobile device.” The Commission was authorized by the N.C.General Assembly to

establish water safety rules, including no-wake zones, solely to help protect the safety of boaters on public waters. Nowake zones established by the Commission are published in the North Carolina Administrative Code. Several zones have been established by Session Laws of the General Assembly. The Commission maintains more than 240 free boating access areas on 80 public bodies of water across the state. For more information, including nowake zones in North Carolina, visit the boating page.

PURSE from page 2B gently used purses (up to three) to trade for a “new” handbag! Wine, beer, chocolate, appetizers, and cupcakes from One Belle Bakery will be served. We’ll conduct a fun survey about each guest’s “pursenality” to win prizes. The Purse Swap is $15 for members; $17 non-members. Reservations are strongly encouraged. RSVP by February 7 to Cindy at 910-798-4372 or Selections: Collection Handbags features a selection of the more than 100 handbags in the Museum’s artifact collection. Featured bags include shoulder bags, wristlets, clutches and coin purses from the 19th and 20th centuries and made from a variety of materials ranging from silk and leather to metal and beads. Some giveaways to the first 50 women include: • Bobbi Brown and Chanel product samples from Belk at Independence Mall • Mary Kay product samples from sales director Tyler Zwan Quadrio

Some Purse Swap door prizes include: • Haircut and style from TZQ Hair at Colour Bar • Surf lesson from Tony Silvagni Surf School • Folk art piece from Candy Pegram • Handmade purse from Sarah Garguilo • 4 Clinique sample bags from Belk at Independence Mall • Handmade earrings from Coastal Creations • Clay decoration from Crescent Moon Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, 814 Market St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Labor Day through Memorial Day. General admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3 and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information:


Gazette, February 12th, 2014

valentine Sleepover at Aquarium

Whale of a Weekend at Aquarium March 1 & 2

(Pictured Above): A young visitor learns about whale anatomy during the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Whale of a Weekend, March 1st and March 2nd.

What’s not to love about a night with sharks and hearts? The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher transforms into a kidsonly zone on Valentine’s Day. The Aquarium hosts the first “Hugs and Fishes Valentine’s Lock-In,” for children ages 5 to 12, from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14

until 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Guests will play games, make crafts and enjoy animal programs. When it’s time to settle down for the evening, the little ones will drift off in front of the Cape Fear Shoals with sharks, rays, schooling fish and a sea turtle lulling them to

sleep. Trained Aquarium staff will supervise all activities. Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided. Children must be comfortable being away from parents all night. Preregistration for sleepover is required. The cost is $45 per child. For more information or

to register for this program, please call (910) 458.7468 or visit ncaquariums. com/fortfisher. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from See Valentines, page 9B

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts the second annual Whale of a Weekend, Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. Dive into the wonderful world of whales and dolphins through hands-on education stations to engage visitors of all ages. Explore a humpback whale's family tree. Try out a blubber glove. Join the ranks of whale superhero. Solve a mystery as a dolphin detective and much more. In addition, marine mammal

experts from around the state share their knowledge and experience. All the fun of Whale of a Weekend is free with Aquarium admission. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. General information: ort-fisher

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is a good place to spend your Birthday Party

Aquarium introduces Toddler Tuesdays KURE BEACH – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher introduces Toddler Tuesdays to beat the frosty February blahs. Pint-sized visitors will enjoy coloring and crafts, as well as free play with toys and books, offered in the Freshwater Wonders from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Little ones and their caregivers can gather to hear a fish tale during a 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. storytime. A toddler–friendly dive show follows at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Toddler Tuesdays are free with aquarium admission Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. For more

(Pictured Above): Sea urchin at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Photo courtesy NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

information visit NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). Admission: $8 Ages 13-61, $7 Ages 62 and up, $6 Ages 3-12, free for children 2 and younger, NC Aquarium Society members and pre-registered North Carolina school groups. General information:

Enjoy an exciting way to celebrate your child’s special day with a birthday party at the North Carolina Aquarium at Ft. Fisher! Your child’s birthday will include a T-shirt craft with T-shirts and all art supplies included, a live animal presen-

tation, use of the Aquarium’s classroom, and a self guided tour of the Aquarium. You can choose the following themes for a live animal presentation: Amphibians – Frogs, toads, See BIRTHDAY, page 16B

Gazette, February 12th, 2014 PIYBL from page 5B Legion: #13 Ryan Bailey 13, #3 Elijah Akins, #14 Daniel Stokes, and #12 Kyle Carpenter each had 4-points, and #15 Morgan Carpenter, #2 Jett Tugwell, and #10 Ben Stout 2-points each. Michael’s Seafood:#10 Ethan Graves 11, #14 Tyler Tranchon and #13 Skii Bollinger 8-points each, #3 Matt Heglar 4, and #2 Austin Johnson 2. • 7:30PM – Superior Medical vs. COSTCO – Costco jumped out to a big 104 lead after the 1st quarter and didn’t look back extending their lead to 17-6 by halftime. After halftime Costco continued to pull away increasing their lead to 12-points after a 6-5 3rd quarter. In the final quarter Superior was able to cut into Costco’s lead, but it wasn’t enough and Costco was able to remain undefeated with the 31-23 win. HIGHLIGHTS: Costco: #14 Vinny Farmintino 10, #3 Aidan Lafferty 7, #12 Kevin Mintz 6, #11 Rocco Farmintino 4, and #13 Jacob Hardison 2. Superior Medical: #4 Jantzen Hartsell, #14 Jacob Reeves, and #3 Jake Ettefagh each had 6-points, #11 Josh Stewart 3, and #12 Jarod Tanner 2. 15-17 Age Division • 6:30PM – Allied Pest vs. Blackburn Control Brothers – Allied looked to pull even with Blackburn with a win in this game. However Blackburn jumped out to a early 4-point lead 9-5 after the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter Blackburn was able to increase they lead to 24-16 by halftime after outscoring Allied 15-11 in the 2nd quarter. After halftime Blackburn Brother’s defense allowed just 4-points, while their offense picked up 11 giving them a more comfortable lead at 35-20. In the final quarter Allied’s come back was cut short and Blackburn took the win 44-31. The win gave Blackburn Brothers a 2-game lead on the rest of the Division. HIGHLIGHTS: Blackburn Brothers: #14 Julian Blackburn 13, #11 Donovan Frances 11, #3 Justin Blackburn 9, #1 Jake Trafton 7, and #2 Michael Fasano 4. Allied Pest Control: #14 Trey Johnson 9, #4 Daniel Farriss 8, #11 Jacob Graves 5, #12 Keegan Calhoun 4, #13 Nick Winslow 3, and #2 Lucas Golonka 2. • 7:30PM – Hamm’s Hearing Aids vs. CBPD – The CBPD set the tone of this game in the 1st quarter after breaking out to a 12-7. The CBPD was able to extend their lead to 9-points by halftime 24-15 after outscoring Hamm’s 12-10. After halftime CBPD’s offense was on fire picking up 14-point, giving them a 14-point lead going into the final quarter. In the final quarter both teams stepped up their defense with Hamm’s come back cut short as CBPD went on to win by a final score of 45-29. HIGHLIGHTS: CBPD: #11 Connor Garnette 13, #3 Drake Overton 12, #14 Braelyn Little 10, #1 Michael Gotto and #10 William Noxon 3-points each, and #12 Ra’Shawn Anglin and #4 Shawn Weakley 2-points each. Hamm’s Hearing Aid: #3 Nash Best 9, #4 Scott Best and #1 Jacob Johnson 5-points each, #2 Hawthorne Hancock

and #12 Ryan Hardison 3points each, and #13 Larry Davis and #10 Anthony Gabriele 2-points each. 6-8 Age Division • 9:00AM – Carolina Beach Realty vs. CBPD – This was a close game with Carolina Beach Realty’s undefeated streak on the line. After the 1st quarter CBPD held on to a 1point advantage, however by halftime Carolina Beach Realty was able to pull away 11-6 after going on a 8-2 run throughout the 2nd quarter. After halftime both teams stepped up their defense with CBOD cutting a point off Carolina Beach Realty’s lead now at 4-points 13-9. In the final quarter CBPD rallied back, but came up 2-points short as Carolina Beach Realty went on to win by a final score of 19-17. HIGHLIGHTS: Carolina Beach Realty #14 Terrell Parker 14, #11 Josh Gaskell 3, and #5 Parker Kitts 2. CBPD: #12 Kendall Marcucelli 8, #5 Jayce Atanasoff 6, #14 Fisher Carter 2, and #1 Talan Groseclose 1. • 10:00AM – Lazy Pirate vs. Island Tackle & Hardware – Both teams were tied up at 2points after the end of the 1st quarter. However in the 2nd quarter Lazy Pirate’s offense picked up 10-points, while their defense held Island Tackle to just 2-points giving them a 8-point halftime lead 12-4. After halftime Lazy Pirate continued brought their lead to 10-points after outscoring Island Tackle 7-5. In the final quarter Lazy Pirate’s defense held Island Tackle to 2-points, while their offense scored 5 giving them the win 24-11. HIGHLIGHTS: Lazy Pirate: • 11:00AM – Pleasure Island Exercise Club vs. Island Montessori School – PI Exercise Club used their defense to take a 2-0 lead after the 1st quarter of this game. However in the 2nd quarter Island Montessori School was able to take a 4-3 lead after outscoring PI Exercise Club 41. After halftime Island Montessori School’s Keaton Green scored6-points helping them bring their lead up to 5points. In the final quarter PI Exercise Club was able to get to within a point of Island Montessori School before the final buzzer sounded. Island Montessori School won their 1st game of the season by a final score of 10-9. HIGHLIGHTS: Island Montessori School: #13 Keaton Green 10points. P.I. Exercise Club: #13 Silas Jackson 6, #11 William Griffen 2, and #10 Layth Monroe 1. 9-11 Age Division • 1:00PM – Kure Beach Pier vs. Hines Senior Center – Hines Senior Center won this game 46-9. HIGHLIGHTS: Kure Beach Pier: #13 Mason Johnson 4, #5 Owen Davies and #12 Alex Natalicchio 2points each and #11 Maddox Greene had a point. • 2:00PM – CBDI 12 CloudWyze - CloudWyze won there game 43-12. HIGHLIGHTS: CBDI: #1 Jack Garcia 5, #5 Nicolas Ruscetti 4, #3 Lacey Hartsell 2, and #4 Jacob Chalmers 1. • 3:00PM – El Cazador vs. Nikki’s Sushi – Nikki’s won this game by forfeit.


20B Gazette, February 12th, 2014 Higgins 9-points, shooting 4 GIRLS BBALL from page 4B the end of the quarter they had for 5 from the field, 5 a little breathing room as there rebounds, 1 assist, and a block; lead improved to 4-points 37- Chyna Cotton had 9-points, 5 33. In the final quarter the rebounds and 3 steals; Penka Eagles were able to hold off a Heusinkveld 6-points, 2 late run by the Vikings winning rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 their 5th straight game and steals; Rhaven Davis had 2improving to 7-0 in Conference points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and Play by a final score of 56-48. 2 steals; Brittany Butts 6-points HIGHLIGHTS: Chyna Cotton and a assist; Dana Craig 418-points, on 7 for 7 from the points, 1 block, 2 steals and 2 field, 4 for 5 from the free rebounds; Taylor Butts had 2 throw line, 16 Rebounds, and 3 rebounds and Kaill Rich had 2. blocks; Felecity Heavans 20• 2/8 – Ashley 32 New points, on 6 for 11 from the Hanover 31 – After taking a big field, 2 for 3 from the 3-point 10-point lead in the 1st quarter line, 6 for 7 from the free throw 14-4 the Eagles seemed were line, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 unable to score in the 2nd quarsteal and 2 blocks; Morgan ter. New Hanover held the Davis 6-points, 8 rebounds, 2 Ealgles to just 2-points, while assists, and 2 blocks; Taylor their offense scored 13 to take a Butts 4-points, 2 steals, 2 1-point lead at halftime. After assists, and 2 rebounds; Kaill halftime the Eagles were Rich 6-points, and 4 rebounds; unable to make up any ground Penka Heusinkveld 2-points on the Wild Cats as both teams and 2 rebounds, Brittany Butts scored 9-points bringing the 1 steal, 3 assists; Rhaven Davis score to 26-25. In the final 1 assist. quarter both teams were play• 2/5 – Ashley 56 Topsail 22 ing extremely tough defense, – The Eagles flew right past but the Eagles were able to pick Topsail in a Conference game up the go ahead basket and take on the road this past the win 32-31, The Win gave Wednesday Night. In the 1st the Eagles 1st Place in the quarter the Eagles already had Regular Season with a perfect a commanding lead 16-5, but 10-0 record and 2 conference by halftime they extended that games remaining in the season. lead to 23-points 30-7 after HIGHLIGHTS: Felecity outscoring the Pirates again in Heavens had 15-points, 5 the 2nd quarter 14-2. After steals, 4 rebounds, a block and halftime the Eagles let off the a assist; Morgan Davis had 4Offense but still outscored points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists Topsail 9-5 in the 3rd quarter and a block; Kaill Rich had 4and 17-10 in the 4th to take the points, 3 rebounds, and 2 win 56-22. HIGHLIGHTS: steals; Chyna Cotton had 3Morgan Davis had 10-points, 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and rebounds, 2 assists, 6 steals, a block; Carly Higgins 4and a block, Felecity Heavens points, 1 steal and 1 rebound; had 14-points, 4 rebounds, 3 Taylor Butts had 2-points, 1 assists, and 6 steals; Carly steal and 1 rebound.

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Island Cottage a Little Store with a Big Heart

(Pictured Above): Island Cottage is at 1313 Bridge Barrier Road, and the hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can drop off any donations any time during store hours. Items that they accept are clothing, kitchen items, linens, knick-knacks, lotions and hair products not opened jewelry and small appliances.

By: Jasmine K. McKee Staff Writer The Island Cottage is a unique store that sells a variety of items from clothing to knickknacks. The items in the store all have been donated through the generosity of the area residents. Take a moment and stop in to see what they have to offer, you might find that item that you have been looking for at a reasonable price. Items are coming in all the time. The premise of the store is that it solely supports the Carolina Beach Help Center. The Cottage was established to aid the center. Island Cottage was See Island Cottage, page 5C


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Island Time Extending Hours for Valentine’s Day

(Pictured Above): Island Time Drop-n-Play is at 1140-D N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, they are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 4-10 p.m. Saturday. Visit the website at for more details or to register, or call 910-458-4FUN (4386). Like them on Facebook. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer On Valentine’s Day Island Time Drop-n-Play will be extending the hours to midnight, in order to give parents time to go and have a date

night, they can go to dinner and a movie. The children can stay from 6 p.m. to midnight for $30, or hourly rate. They will have crafts, activities, games, movies, etc. for children ages 12 months to 12 years old. Island Time also offers an after-school program, and they

will pick up at Carolina Beach Elementary and take the children to supervised play. Remember when school is closed your child can stay longer. Island Time Drop-n-Play is at 1140-D N. Lake Park Blvd., See Island Time, page 5C

Get your Billion Back America H&R Block will help get Taxes Prepared

Repeat Boutique holding a Clearance Sale

(Pictured Above): Repeat Boutique is in Bradley Square, 5629 Oleander Dr., Wilmington. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and it is closed on Sunday. For details about consigning or general information, call 910-399-1327. Like them on Facebook and visit the website at Repeat Boutique Fine Consignments is a consignment store made up of women’s apparel and accessories. There are plenty of perused shoes, jewelry, clothes, scarves and more. They are holding their winter clearance sale right now. Everything in the store is 50 percent off. They will also begin accepting spring merchandise beginning Feb. 25. The layout of Repeat Boutique makes it easy to find See REPEAT, page 6C

SlapDash holding a T-Shirt fundraiser to help FPHPS

(Pictured Above): The H&R Block is located at 1009 Lake Park Blvd., SuiteB-1, Carolina Beach. For more information or to make an appointment, call 910-458-8232. Costs vary depending on the complexity of the return. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; hours outside of these are by appointment only. The office is open year-round with off-season hours. It is that time of the year, when thoughts go to taxes. You may be collecting and putting into order the past year’s expenses, getting all other forms and information gathered together to prepare your taxes. Whether you can do the EZ forms, or if your tax preparation is more complicated, Carol and Joe Cholette, franchise owners of H&R Block are available to help. They have owned H&R Block for 30 years here on the Island. They purchased the See H&R Block, page 5C

(Pictured Above): Candace was supposed to leave names with you from previous picture but left to right is Tom Pensyl, Charles Hett, Carol Cholette, seated Sandy Ettinger, Joe Cholette and Anne Pakulniewicz.

Affordable Home Repair & Remodeling We are a small company geared towards helping home owners accomplish their needs. In today’s economy it is hard to save money especially when your home needs unexpected attention such as hot water tanks that start leaking with no warning or toilets that keep running for no reason. Or you just have a project that needs to be done.We offer the following services: Home

Inspections, Violation work correction, electrical work from outlets to service panels, Plumbing from the faucet to the drain, sewer drain clean out, Carpentry, drywall, plaster holes patch and repair, painting, masonry, tuck pointing, bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, sump pumps installed and serviced. Any Electrical ot Plumbing fixture in your home that may

need to be repaired or replaced. Hot Water Tanks, Light Fixtures, Faucets, Drain Lines, Supply Lines… Our goal is to help those in need get the job done at affordable prices with quality work. Especially since our economy is affecting all of us we are there to help… We offer emergency service 24/7. Call John at (910)216-0781 Office or (216)333-3585 Cell.

SlapDash Publishing is owned and operated by Daniel Norris and has been in business since 2006. He publishes coffee table books and other media. Graphic design, web design, photography and video production are some of the services he has to offer. His two Carolina Beach books were a big hit a few years back and are still in print. Carolina Beach, NC Images and Icons of a Bygone Era, Vol. 1 and Carolina Beach, NC - Friends and Neighbors Remembered, Vol. 2. Norris is also a member of Federal Point Historical Preservation Society, and the society is working on a cookbook for release around May

2014. So he is offering his services as a volunteer to get this book to market. To facilitate this project, he has started a simple fundraiser that will produce T-shirts with the new company logo on it.

All profits will benefit FPHPS and assist in the production of the cookbook. Visit to view and order the shirt, the cost is $25. Norris lives in See SlapDash, page 5C

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Advanced Water Systems of Coastal Carolinas “We Fix BAD WATeR PRoBlems”

(Pictured Above): Advanced Water Systems is located at 14821 Hwy 17 in Hampstead. They can be reached by calling (910) 270-1214 or toll free at 1(800)865-1208. For more information on all the available Kinetico® visit There you can sign up for a free water analysis with a few easy steps.

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer It is no secret the Pleasure Island has water issues, whether you are dealing with foul taste, iron stains, egg odor or simply hard water Kinetico® can help! Wilmington’s Advanced Water

Systems is the area's only authorized, independent Kinetico® dealer - providing you with Kinetico's state-ofthe-art, non-electric water treatment equipment including Water Softeners, RO Systems and Whole-House Filters. There’s no question that the quality of the water you drink See KINETICO, page 4C


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Tips for Sensitive Teeth If you’ve ever suffered from sensitive teeth, you know how painful a sip of coffee or a bite of ice cream can be to your mouth. This type of sensitivity can prevent a person from enjoying some of their favorite foods, and who wants that?! If you feel your nerves causing pain while eating something hot or cold, then the layer beneath the surface known as dentin has most likely become exposed. This happens as a result of the enamel (hard outer See BOZART, page 5C

CEO Blog: NHRMC Team Comes Together During Winter Storm With today’s blog entry, I would like to discuss how proud we are of our employees at New Hanover Regional Medical Center who worked during the recent winter storm. Over four days and three nights, a staff of close to 1,800 cared for 600 patients, and often those patients’ families as well. We never closed – our emergency departments stayed busy throughout, our EMS units never stopped responding to calls and quality care continued on the inpatient units. Our staff worked through unbelievably tough conditions on three campuses while maintaining quality care, professionalism, positive attitudes and teamwork. Our physician staff was equally committed. Under the leadership of Dr. Clyde Harris, chief of the NHRMC Medical Staff, we had physicians based

in-house over three nights covering every necessary specialty without interruption in patient care. On Tuesday afternoon, the day of the storm, we had our “storm team” report for duty expecting to sleep at least two nights at the hospital. We knew roads across the region would ice over and make travel dangerous and next to impossible. We had enough employees to work both the day and night shifts, so while one worked the other slept on air mattresses we provided, often in rooms of 20 or more, almost shoulder-to-shoulder. By mid-Thursday afternoon, we realized the roads were as bad as they ever were and were not going to improve until the next day. We delivered the difficult news that staff would have to stay an extra night on an air See STORM, page 6C

NHRMC Uses FaceTime to Help Patient and Husband Connect

“It’s so good to see his face.” Amanda Little has been a patient on the antepartum unit for two weeks and her husband has visited every day. Until the winter storm kept him from coming in. To help them connect, NHRMC provided an iPad so they could use FaceTime to talk face-to-face. Jean Overton, RN made the call to the command center to make it happen. “I saw her getting down and thought it would

be a good way to help her cheer up,” said Jean. Amanda and her husband talked as he showed her the snow and ice outside their tome. “Seeing him brought tears to my eyes,” said Amanda. “Tears in a good way.” If you have a patient who would like to use FaceTime to talk with a loved one they can’t see during the storm, call the Command Center at 343.4860. The family member must have an apple product with

Through Lean, NHRMC Adds Value to Patients As part of our continuous journey toward service excellence, we have incorporated the Lean business model at New Hanover Regional Medical Center to strengthen our processes for providing services our patients value while also reducing waste. Lean, a method of doing business that began in postWorld War II Japan as a way to

improve manufacturing efficiency, has a simple goal: maximizing customer value while minimizing waste. Other industries later adopted Lean methodology, and the trend has only recently spread to health care. When we started in 2010, New Hanover Regional was, by all accounts, a successful hospital in terms of patient care See NHRMC, page 5C

KINETICO from page 3C is important to you and your family. But drinking water quality can no longer be taken for granted. There are a number of contaminants that can affect the quality of your private well water. Even municipally treated water that meets all federal guidelines can contain bacteria, viruses and protozoa along with a host of other contaminants. Many have turned to bottled water. Unfortunately, the bottled water industry is poorly regulated, and in many cases, its quality is no better than your tap water. You also need to consider the impact that bottled water has on our environment. The best method of ensuring high purity drinking and cooking water in the home is by using a process known as Reverse Osmosis (RO). Reverse Osmosis was developed in the late 1950's with support from the U.S. government, as an economical method of desalinating seawater. Reverse osmosis is sometimes called “hyperfiltration” and represents the very low end of the filtration spectrum. The Kinetico® Kro-GX and VX Plus Deluxe drinking water systems offer distinct advantages over other systems on the market today. These systems conveniently mount under the sink, in the crawl, garage or basement, and they feed a separate faucet at the sink and can also feed the refrigerator. Kinetico® is a non-electric twin tank water softening system developed in the 70's in Newbury, Ohio. Kinetico® uses the kinetic energy of flowing water to run itself, much like the old grist mill of days gone by. Unlike electric water softeners that have timers and electrical circuits that are subject to power surges, power outages, and computer board failures Kinetico® is a revolution in water softening technology. No electricity, no time clock, no computer just clean, conditioned water 24 hours a day.... automatically! Kinetico saves homeowners money on salt use because it

only regenerates itself based on gallons not time of day or day of week. When only a little water is used it delays regeneration, when large amounts of water are used it regenerates sooner. Increased water use by house guests cannot fool the system because of its twin tank design, soft conditioned water is always available 24 hours a day 7 days a week! Dissolved calcium and magnesium in water make it hard and cause all sorts of water problems. Some symptoms are visible, like water spots, dingy laundry, bathtub ring, dry hair and skin and the white scale buildup on faucets and shower heads. Others are just as bothersome, but not as easy to detect, like scale buildup in your home’s pipes and water-using appliances, like your water heater. Instead of treating the cause, many people tackle the symptoms of hard water. They buy all sorts of cleaning products, detergents and lotions. And they accept frequent repairs and replacement of water-using appliances as normal. The good news is that it’s easy to treat your hard water. A water softener uses a process known as ion exchange to replace the hardness minerals in your water (calcium and magnesium) with soft ones (sodium). The challenge is figuring out what you really need and finding the system that will solve your water problems and fit your budget without skimping on performance or quality. At Advanced Water Systems, their water specialists will test your water, conduct a home water audit, learn more about your water concerns and needs and then recommend the system that is right for you. Kinetico® softeners have been awarded Consumer Digest’s “Best Buy” and have been featured in many magazines in top regard including the Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle just to name a few. Plain and simple at Advanced Water Systems "WE

FIX BAD WATER!" No matter the size of the house, number of people in the house, or the amount of water used we can fix it. Your home is probably the biggest financial investment that you will ever make. It doesn't make sense to build a home or second home to have all of your water using appliances and expensive fixtures destroyed by hard water. Think about it, faucets, hot water heaters, ice makers, toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers are just some of the costly repairs you can look forward to due to the effects of

hard water. Are you experiencing any of these symptoms in your home? White scale buildup on faucets, dull and dingy laundry, dry hair and skin, cloudy glassware if so then you have hard water! Advanced Water Systems is located at 14821 Hwy 17 in Hampstead. They can be reached by calling (910) 270-1214 or toll free at 1(800)865-1208. For more information on all the available Kinetico® visit There you can sign up for a free water analysis with a few easy steps.

Gazette, February 12th, 2014 H&R Block from page 2C franchise from the previous owners in 1984 and moved it to Kure Beach, and then in 1999 they moved their office back to Carolina Beach. They are now doing the tax preparations for the children and grandchildren of their original clients. This family feeling atmosphere is created because the staff has been with them for a while, two have been there for 10 years and two have been there for more than three years, there is always a familiar face, that person who you depend on to get you through your return. They treat everyone like family. Each client has their own unique need and they will sit and understand the situation of each client, service is number one to them. They have a lot to offer, they will get you the maximum refund you are entitled to, or your tax preparation is free. If H&R Block makes an error on your return, they will pay resulting penalties and interest. And, in the unlikely event of an audit, they will explain your IRS tax audit notice and the documentation you should provide to the auditor. No matter how complex your tax situation is you will have peace of mind with the extended service plan. This will give you three years’ protection and audit representation, just ask about the additional bene-

fits. They also offer the free second look review. They will look over your returns even if H&R Block did not do them to see if you missed any credits and deductions that could mean more money for you. However, if there are changes to make there will be a fee. There is also a drop off service, which means you can drop off your paperwork, they will look them over and have them ready for you when you come back to pick them up. They also offer walkins, but you may need to wait if they are with a client, with an appointment your time is your time. Most turn-around time is the same day, unless you need to obtain more information to make your return the best it can be. Around Thanksgiving they begin their Emerald Advance, by bringing them your last pay stub for the year they will use the information and offer you an advance on your return. This is offered until mid-January. The H&R Block is located at 1009 Lake Park Blvd., SuiteB1, Carolina Beach. For more information or to make an appointment, call 910458-8232. Costs vary depending on the complexity of the return. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; hours outside of these are by appointment only. The office is open yearround with off-season hours.

ISlAND TIME from page 2C Carolina Beach, they are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 4-10 p.m. Saturday. Visit the website at for more details or to register, or call

910-458-4FUN (4386). Like them on Facebook to keep abreast of all the fun things that they are planning to keep your children entertained. They are always working to make the stay for your children fun and entertaining.


Island Cottage from page 1C able to give the Help Center $13,000 last year, and they hope to do more this year. There is only one paid position, which is the manager of the store, and all the other employees are all volunteers. The organization that they aide is the Help Center. The center provides assistance to those who are in need of food, clothing or other help in the Pleasure Island area. A person would need to go to the Help Center first, fill out a form to see what they would qualify for, the food is given there at the

center, but a voucher is given if you are in need of clothing or kitchenware, etc. You would take that voucher to the Cottage and get what you qualify for by using the voucher for your purchase. The hours of the Help Center are 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday and located at the recreation center, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. The Cottage runs on limited funds, the building is rent free, thanks to the owner of the building they are in; but the property is for sale and there is that possibility they may have to find

another location. They get donations through the area churches, private donations and fundraisers. So, if you have items or clothing that is not being used, why not donate them to Island Cottage, you are helping other people out with your generosity, plus cleaning out your closet and cupboards. The staff will supply a tax receipt if you need one, you would fill out the form as to what you brought in and they will sign it give you a copy and they will keep a copy. Any clothing that is stained

or not usable to resale, are given to someone who will give them to those in need, nothing that comes into the store will go to waste. Island Cottage is at 1313 Bridge Barrier Road, and the hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can drop off any donations any time during store hours. Items that they accept are clothing, kitchen items, linens, knickknacks, lotions and hair products not opened jewelry and small appliances. They serve everyone, no one is turned away.

SlAPDASH from page 2C Carolina Beach and is active in the community. You can follow Publishing on Slapdash Facebook. He also publishes

for Dr. Chris Fonvielle, professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington under the local history imprint - NC Starburst Press. You can find

other Slapdash titles in local bookstores including the Island Book Shop and Island Tackle on Lake Park Boulevard. He is also working on two

new titles which are outlined at the top of his website at and expect those to be released before this Christmas.

STORM from page 4C mattress and go another day without seeing their spouse or children. This was not an easy decision. All of us were tired and many of us were not prepared for the third night and fourth day. We found extra NHRMC promotional T-shirts and gave them to staff who had run out of clothes. But if spirits sagged at all, they didn’t sag for long. Those nurses, physicians, nurse aids, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, support staff and

administrators rallied and took care of our patients, almost all displaying upbeat attitudes and camaraderie that comes from working with people you respect and trust. It was one of this hospital’s finest hours. When it was over, we had served close to 20,000 meals and managed to keep the building clean, working around sleeping schedules, and functioning. Our emergency departments treated more than 150 stormrelated injuries. We even got

creative and provided iPad tablets to patients who had not seen their loved ones in days so they could “Facetime” their spouse or child. A young woman pregnant at 29 weeks and bedridden was able to talk with and see – her husband, practically bringing her to tears. It’s hard to put into words how incredible our staff performed that week. Leadership at NHRMC is in awe of their dedication. We had our communications team take as many photos

of staff as we could on the last night to help document the event. One nurse in a cardiac care unit held up a candy wrapper that had a “fortune” written on the back of the wrapper. It read: “You are exactly where you are supposed to be.” We spent four days and three nights with 1,800 people who, almost without fail, believed they were where they were supposed to be. It was an honor to serve with them, and our community should be very proud.

NHRMC from page 4C quality and resource management. But we knew we could be better. Today, our Board of Trustees, my senior team, and our physician partners and I are all in with Lean. By “all in,” I am referring to more than 500 Lean projects completed, some lasting multiple days, and more than 2,300 employees directly involved in process improvement activities, with an additional 2,000 employees expected to take part in rapid cycle projects this year. We expect to get to the point where our workplace is filled only with problem solvers. As it turns out, we could not have started this process at a better time. In today’s health care environment of reduced funding and more regulation, managing through Lean is not only a good idea, but a necessary one to address how we must do business today. So what do I mean by saying we are a Lean organization? It means we reassess everything we do from the perspective of our patients. What can we eliminate that has no

value to them? How do we spend more time caring for them? Can we answer why we’re doing a given task or process, and can it be done differently? Lean starts by challenging a core assumption that leaders have all the answers, that we come up with ideas and push them down to the employees to carry out. Lean teaches us that doesn’t work. Instead, you draft your “front line” employees –staff members working directly with patients – and engage them in a structured discussion on what they do and why. Sometimes you visit the “gemba,” another word for the area where work takes place, and observe how it actually gets done. And as leaders you listen and coach when needed – but generally stay out of the discussion. The end result is a streamlined process, after some carefully managed trial and error, that eliminates wasteful steps. And you have a group of motivated, invested employees who are now partners actively owning how to improve your workplace.

The results so far have been astounding. For example, our Rehabilitation Acute Care Services looked at the process of how the staff schedules therapy visits. By reassessing the simple process of registering and preparing to treat patients, we found we could add an additional 12 treatment slots a day. From a patient perspective, this is more access to a therapist. From a business perspective, an additional 12 therapy slots is the equivalent of adding a full-time therapist, but without spending a dime. In today’s business climate, this is how we will have to operate. There are many other examples worth sharing. Our Food and Nutrition staff tackled why food trays were late and redesigned its work flow. In December, we delivered 45,105 meals, with 97% on time and 99.7% within five minutes of scheduled delivery. This represents tremendous improvement in a short time, not by adding labor or capital, but by simply improving a process. Lean also works for future planning, especially with con-

struction projects. We asked our front line clinical staff to help design the new Emergency Department we are building at Porter’s Neck. Instead of the typical ED flow we all thought we would build, the staff come up with something much different and much better – especially from the standpoint of a patient’s convenience and care. We estimate we will save $150,000 in construction costs and another $596,000 by cross-training employees to deliver care in a way that is more convenient to patients. When first designed, Lean was assumed to be a manufacturing business model on how to make the same widget for less cost. But it easily translates to health care. By allowing us to be consistent and efficient in how we carry out the everyday tasks of our jobs, we create more time to care for our patients. That’s the best outcome of all, and this is why I am such a believer in Lean as a model for making New Hanover Regional Medical Center the best it can be.

BOZART from page 4C covering above the tooth) above the gum line and cementum on the root becoming worn away. It exposes microscopic tubes in the dentin that lead

straight into the nerve of the tooth. Once this has worn away, biting into foods that are hot, cold, sweet, or acidic, can cause wrenching pain. Causes of Sensitive Teeth: Where to Point the Blame Gum Recession - If you don’t have your teeth cleaned regularly, then plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth. This results in a bacteria buildup that then releases toxins which cause your gum line to become infected and therefore recede. Grinding - When you grind your teeth, they tend to spread and crack over time, thus exposing the dentin at the gum line. If you are prone to grind, you may want to purchase a mouth guard and wear it while you sleep. If you grind during the day, learn to stop the behavior in its tracks and tooth sensitivity can be prevented.

Chewing gum can also be a great gateway to help with daily grinding. Harsh Brushing - Be careful how much pressure you apply when you brush, and also make sure that your toothbrush isn’t too stiff, because this can also help to expose the dentin at the gum line. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and regardless of how it looks after three months, get in the habit of replacing it. Whitening - Many times whitening your teeth can cause them to become sensitive, at least at the time of whitening. Even worse, over whitening can cause them to be sensitive for days or even weeks on top of doing potential damage to your gums. Preventative Measures There are a few things that you can do to heal and prevent sensitive teeth:

1. Choose a toothpaste for “sensitive” teeth. These types of toothpastes contain potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which will help to fill the dentinal tubules and prevent painful stimulants, like ice water, from hitting the nerve. However, results will not be immediate. Be patient, as it can take two or three weeks for these pastes to begin working. 2. If you have silver fillings, ask your dentist about using a new filler of a different type of material. Silver fillings are poor insulators, especially if they are deep. And lastly, if your sensitive tooth problem is persistent or unbearable, ask your dentist about forming a barrier for your teeth with one of a range of coatings, such as fluoride, which does a great job of reducing sensitivity Office - (910) 392-9101

6C Gazette, February 12th, 2014 through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. BIG APPlE from page 7C in the door and they will gladly until 7:00 p.m. and on create anything special that you Saturdays and Sundays they are desire. The Big Apple Bakery open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 offers their patrons a wide vari- p.m. If you have any questions ety of coffee and espresso drink or would like to inquire about options as well as hot teas, their custom baking services steamers, iced coffees, smooth- please give them a call at (910) ies and more! 458-8200. If you would like Start your day off right with even more information please your favorite drink and fresh visit their website online at baked breakfast, or stop in later to get the extra jolt to finish On their website you can your day or a refreshing drink find their menu, photos of their to cool down when the sun custom works, and directions to starts blistering the beach with the bakery. To keep up with all heat. The Big Apple Bakery is of the latest happenings, conveniently located in events, and everything new Carolina Beach just south of going on at the Big Apple the Snow’s Cut Bridge at 1206 Bakery please find them on North Lake Park Boulevard, Facebook! sweetheart? just a couple doors down from Come check out all of our Michael’s Seafood Restaurant. special sweet treats. Special They are open on Mondays orders welcome.

REPEAT from page 2C what you are looking for. There are designer’s brands; it is a great way to get designer names without paying the designer price. Everything is hand selected with the shopper in mind. Repeat Boutique only takes things at the store that are likenew condition and the latest fashions from sizes 0 to 18. Consigners receive 40 percent of sales and the store keeps them for 60 days. There is no minimum or maximum number of items required. Items in the

store are seasonal and should be pressed, clean and on hangers. Consignments are accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Repeat Boutique is in Bradley Square, 5629 Oleander Dr., Wilmington. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and it is closed on Sunday. For details about consigning or general information, call 910-399-1327. Like them on Facebook and visit the website at

FISH BITES from page 8C half shell topped with a wasabi aioli, seaweed salad and pickles ginger; tuna Sashimi with Thai peanut sauce; and oysters on the half shell topped with an orange ginger chutney. Lobster Brochette is fresh lobster folded with tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil served on crisp crostini, topped with a balsamic reduction.The entrees are Love of Land and Sea which is a 6ounce bacon wrapped filet and lobster tail served with purple potatoes with goat cheese and asparagus, finished with a saffron cream sauce. Orange Sea bass, a pan-seared sea bass topped with a mildly spicy orange glaze, served over a sweet rice cake and vegetable, topped with jumbo grilled shrimp. Mediterranean Risotto is sauté clams, shrimp, sea scallops, and mussels simmered in a tomato broth with Italian flavors with risotto, roasted red peppers, spinach, tomato, mushrooms and scallions, finished with a splash of creamy balsamic reduction and fresh basil. Dessert that will be available is Cupids Dessert Ménage à Trois, a sample of their homemade red velvet cheesecake, key lime parfait and crème brulee. There will also be special drinks. The regular menu will also be available. There is something for everyone on the Fish Bites menu. Although their specialty is seafood as evidenced by the vast selection, you will also find steak, chicken entrees,

pasta and more. The Fish Bites menu and daily specials are a treat to seafood connoisseurs and everyday eaters alike. Always fresh their selection ranges from traditional to incredibly unique. Everything is straight off the boat and cooked to order. They hand cut all of their fish right in the restaurant and none of their seafood will ever come out of the freezer. As they will stand by the freshness of their seafood some items are only seasonally. available November is a great month for seafood as it’s this time of year when the fishing really gets good in our area. The local shellfish we all love like the famous Stump Sound oysters will soon be in season and you know that Fish bites will be serving the freshest ones in town. They are one of the only restaurants in around that can actually say that they shuck their own clams to go in their chowder and even their clam strips. If you love clam strips you don’t even know what you are missing until you have tried the ones at Fish Bites. You will be amazed by the difference in flavor and texture of the clam strips, which are hand cut and breaded in the kitchen every day. Fish Bites even makes all of their desserts fresh right in the restaurant so finish off your meal with a delightful sweet treat. Their desserts will never fail to impress and are the perfect finish to a perfect meal. Fish Bites is located at

6132-11 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington in Masonboro Landing. For information call 910-791-1117. Hours for the winter are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit their website at

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Valentine Sweets at the Big Apple Bakery

If you are looking for a great Valentine idea for teachers, coaches, staff, boss, friends, family or your sweetheart come check out the Big Apple Bakery’s huge selection of sweet treats. Choose from their wondrous selection of fresh baked sweet treats that will make your mouth water! From the assortment of cupcakes,

brownies, freshly filled cannolis, danishes, scones, éclairs, macaroons, cookies, pies, cakes and so much more there is something sure to please everyone on your Valentine’s list. They always have a full stock of fresh made goodies waiting for you when you walk See BIG APPlE, page 6C

(Pictured Above): Valentine Sweets at the Big Apple Bakery. (Left): The Big Apple Bakery is conveniently located in Carolina Beach just south of the Snow’s Cut Bridge at 1206 North Lake Park Boulevard, just a couple doors down from Michael’s Seafood Restaurant. They are open on Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays they are open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about their custom baking services please give them a call at (910)458-8200. If you would like even more info visit their


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Fish Bites offering special Valentine’s Menu

(Pictured Above): Fish Bites is located at 6132-11 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington in Masonboro Landing. For information call 910-791-1117. Hours for the winter are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit their website at By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer If you really want to have the perfect Valentine’s Day then make the evening memorable by treating your special someone to a delicious dinner at Fish Bites! Fish Bites is one of Wilmington’s favorite seafood restaurants. Offering a warm inviting atmosphere with the friendliest service and freshest seafood dishes in town,

it’s no surprise that everyone loves Fish Bites. Fish Bites Restaurant will be offering a special menu from Valentine’s Thursday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 15. You can have two glasses of house wine or one Champaign split, one appetizer, two special dinners and one dessert for $80; add $5 per dinner for Land and Sea. The appetizers are the Asian Trio which is scallops on the See FIsh BItes, page 6C

Island Gazette Newspaper for February 12th, 2014  

Island Gazette Newspaper serving New Hanover County, North Carolina. Established 1978. Located at 1003 Bennett Lane Suite F, Carolina Beach,...

Island Gazette Newspaper for February 12th, 2014  

Island Gazette Newspaper serving New Hanover County, North Carolina. Established 1978. Located at 1003 Bennett Lane Suite F, Carolina Beach,...